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Seriously?

Debt amount: 
$4000
Period debt occurred: 
July 2013
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart 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: 

Called me out of the blue. No letter received.
Say I owe them money for 4.5 years ago.
Told to find payslips but certainly don't still have those from that long ago.

Found bank statements that prove that Newstart payments ended when I started a new job!!

Told to post them in.
They don't have an email address. Seriously!

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

Are these guys just calling everyone on their database, including people who rightfully and legitimately use the system correctly?

Most upset having just been made redundant and looks like unfair dismissal case going to a hearing. Heartless.

Don't think I will apply for Newstart this time around. Not worth the hassle now and in the future if this is what happens.