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Already on the mental health edge

Debt amount: 
$1500
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Huge stress having the 'debt' applied following being in hospital milultiple times for mental health breakdown - I wasn't reporting properly because I was absolutely not capable!

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

Terribly. Only after the third in-person enquiry at Centrelink did they agree that something could be done in the office.