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Definitely a life changing clusterbomb of a thing.

Debt amount: 
$11900
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 1 July 2016
Period debt occurred: 
August 2016
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
No
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I had to change my living situation from student to job seeker in office.

Told me it would happen automatically and to just start looking for work. 9 months down the track i get a letter telling me there are inconsistencies with my current situation and i panic, thinking maybe i should just pull out of centerlink completely because at the time my situation would have been okay without.

Cue a week later i'm slapped with a debt.
Left me in a state of dread and crushing depression.

Because i made the change in person their were no documents or saved conversation of the encounter proving my innocence and thus appealing was just not an option.

It's been near 2 years. I'm half way there.

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

I mean. No comment. It's pretty self explanitory.