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debt has far reaching effects

Debt amount: 
$6586
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Period debt occurred: 
July 2011 to March 2013
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Yes
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
I don't know how to
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

This debt has far reaching effects, I suffer from severe depression bordering on suicide, I am living with my parents as I can't afford to live anywhere else, I am also concerned that my taxation refund will be taken to part pay the debt.

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

The government has not handled this process well at all, after visiting my local Centrelink office I was told nothing can be done for me as I reported my income wrong, the girl didn't want to help at all, she wouldn't even give me her name, after getting upset I was escorted out of the door and the door was locked behind me.