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Centrelink Alleged Debt

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Period debt occurred: 
June 2016
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Family Tax Benefit
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I am getting calls from Dun and Bradstreet at least 3 or 4 times a day, including 7.30am on a Saturday morning.
I have told them repeatedly that this is being appealed.
I am crying constantly.
I don't have the money they say I owe.
They won't prove how I owe it, only say over the phone that I do. Its pathetic.
Its all I think about.
Centrelink staff are rude and they told me I have to take an unpaid day off work to go to their office and sort it out. They don't care that I have worked my whole life.
I'm worried about my credit rating, I'm worried about whether they will repossess my car.
I can't get anyone at centrelink to help me. I have been on the phone to them for sometimes up to 4 hours, while I'm at work, and I'm scared I will lose my job.

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