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Don't have any proof

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Period debt occurred: 
April 2010 to March 2012
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I have an accumulated debt from a period in which I worked 3 jobs apparently. From 5 years previous. I have moved house 2 times since this time & no longer have my payslips etc, I claimed all my work in that time period, I was taxed wrong by one of the jobs so I ended up with a tax bill that year, now I have a centrelink debt on top of it with no way of which to prove it. This came to light when I applied for a payment.

I'm currently unemployed due to health issues & as a single person living alone in private housing that $50 they are taking from me could be paying my electricity bill that's currently behind.

I'm stressed, depressed & unable to afford to eat right or the extra things I need like medication, I already suffer PTSD & prolonged grief syndrome as well as permanent back damage, I can't get on disability but they can give me a debt. This just adds up to further mental health issues that makes me unable to deal with fighting this debt.

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

This should have been addressed within the next financial year if in fact the debt has occurred, not put off for 4+ years later, I was in a much better position to pay it back when I was working