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Extremely sick and scared

Debt amount: 
$14000
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 3 April 2017
Period debt occurred: 
September 2014 to March 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Disability Support Pension
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 suffer from schizophrenia and was hospitalised in 2014 when this debt overpayment began.
My partner is my only carer and was a temporary resident ineligible for any income payments from centrelink, None.
My debt was raised due to him being my partner. I have been suffering extremely by this government policy and even considered suicide but i won't let them win.

Under section 24 of the social security act which i wasn't aware of the law. It clearly states that you're not considered a partner if you are ineligible for social security payments. Its their own law. They are targeting the sickest and poorest in society who have very little knowledge of their own rights.

As I said i have considered suicide and my stress levels are extremely high.
I will have to take out my super because i can't afford to pay rent or bills. I worked but became ill so centrelink is the only way i can support myself.

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

Very little contact during the review process as to how long it will actually take.

Already taking out 15% of my payment with out an outcome yet to be determined.