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Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Period debt occurred: 
June 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

The process has taken over 6 months i was under the impression it has been resolved and received a letter to say it had been recovered and the debt was due that week.

Now I have to wait another month for it to be appealed.

The stress and anxiety is overwhelming especially when your unemployed and a student.
And even more so that I never knowingly (if at all) did the wrong thing to cheat the system.

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

It’s absolutely appalling. I am so disheartened in the lack of compassion.