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Debt... but did not work at all

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 1 February 2018
Period debt occurred: 
February 2016
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Parenting Payment
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Loss of sleep, loss of appetite and memory mental capacity due to stress.

Depression!!! Thoughts of, how do I get out of this when even the proof is not good enough!

Added stress for the children due to me not being truly "present" due again to stress and time spent on hold and being passed from person to person at Centrelink.

It's all I think about, makes me physically sick!

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

Not at all! ATO - Centrelink cross reference F up!

They did not tell me how much I owe it I believe it would be over 40000 as they are saying I "worked full time" and was not entitled to anything!

I DID NOT work for any period of time that that they are accusing me of having worked for.
For the last 2 financial years I've been acussed of working for a pharmacy with 2 different ABN's, I hadn't even heard of either of them before they generated the false debt!

I (embarrassingly) have not worked for 10 years due to personal reasons.

On only one of the many, many horrible drawn out conversations, I was TOLD by a centreliink worker in a massively demeaning way "go away and check again as employers have different trading names and you're confused"
She said (after an agreement from me) to contact the employer (who I had no affiliation with) if it really wasn't the case!

I then had to embarrassinly explain my case to the HR manager of the pharmacy and plead for help in the form of a letter of proof, stating that I did not, nor ever worked for them!

I was and still (depending on person I talk to) get treated like criminal and I'm made to feel like I'm nothing but a lier, this is even when they are looking at the screen right in front of them with the proof I've provided, including proof from the ATO for no lodgement needed for those years.

Centrelink is blaming the ATO and ATO is calling out centrelink!
Even after providing the proof they keep asking "have you ever worked for these people? Are you sure? Did you work at all? Did you know of the company?"

And it goes on and on!