I feel I will have a debt but not my fault - a casual teacher on Austudy - due to loss of job.
Got the letter asking me to confirm income... but because I said no I didnt have the bank statement from July 2013 for $50 I have been unable to confirm the rest.
Some of the period I have already paid back. I am extremely anxious about this.
I didnt want to go to uni again it was they who suggested I do. Now I not only have a huge HECS debt but probably a huge centrelink debt.
Oh.. and a computer glitch took me off reporting for months despite my endlessly calling to tell them to put me back on.. eventually they did. Also wasn't able to see working credit bank. I notice its viewable now.
I was grateful for the assistance but the system is so unwieldy and hard to understand...
till next post when I reveal how much I allegedly owe....
Its awful. Its set up to make you give up.
Its unnecessary and I am sick of these pollies going on and on about "the taxpayer". I too am a taxpayer and have worked hard for years... when I need the help I am entitled to, I am now made to feel anxious and guilty about nothing.... I would think the Govt. would do well to have compassion for those who need its assistance from time to time.