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Total lack of understanding

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 1 January 2018
Period debt occurred: 
June 2011
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes & I won
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Due to incorrect address recorded, did not even know this occured.
ATO garnished my tax return to pay this false "debt".

Took approx 3 months to get it back.
Had to provide employment records due the entire year as well as bank statements and statements from the employment agencies.

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

Utterly useless. No manual validation at all.