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Confused to be told I owed more than I was paid!

Debt amount: 
$2000
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: 

Stressed. Was in a frenzy trying to get payslips from Dec 2012- Jan 2013.
I was only on Centrelink for three payments to get me through the Christmas holidays as I work in a career that follows the school terms.

Was so confused to be told I owe them $2000 when I wasn’t even paid that much.
Had to call my boss for him to go into the office in the holidays to get the payslips from that year.
Then sit and put every payslip in for those 2 years to show I was not paid.

Eventually was told I didn’t owe anything.

It was such a horrible and nerve wracking experience that I don’t wish upon anyone.

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

It makes me terribly sad and anxious.

They seem to want to bleed money out of innocent people. It makes me wonder what’s next .