I worked my arse off. Reported my earnings. Sometimes based on estimate, as centrelink ask for. Would even over estimate at times, just for peace of mind.
I had finished up work to have a baby.
2, nearly 3 years up the track, I've been hit with 3 different apparent debts, that, together, add to a neat 5000.
The first I learned about this so called debt was when applying for an advance, that I so desperately depend on throughout the year.
I am no longer eligible for advance payments because I have a debt??
After many inquiries, and being asked to go back to past employers for copies of pay slips, bank statements, etc, I was informed after a review??, that if it were to be investigated, I could very well end up owing more than already being fleeced.
How does one argue with that??
It honestly felt as if I was being "hushed" up.
Although all my payslips, bank statements, taxes all add up, centrelink numbers seem to have put me in a situation, I shouldn't even be in.
I now feel like a criminal.
I have been extremely depressed to the point of medication for crying out loud!!
And, I've trebled in weight.
I can no longer rely on advance payments to get me by throughout the yr. Those loans are a huge help with rego, bills, childrens clothing and sportings.
Those loans, once upon a time, were my ONLY debts.
I'm currently paying the last one off. A little under 3000, with 2900 to go ffs.
If I belived I owed this money, I'd have no qualms repaying.
I strongly believe I own $0 i feel as if I've been shafted.
Well and truly.
$5000 out of pocket. A major set back financially for me.
After my initial inquires, I was informed, that if my case was to be investigated further, that I could very well end up owing more than I do.
Yeah, nah, leave it at that then.
I was scared into thinking, that, not only do it owe this sum of money, that I very well may owe more freaking money, than centrelink say I already do.
I don't believe I owe them this so called debt, but in fear of being a fraud, have shut my mouth, copped it sweet, and have been paying, what they have told me to pay.
I done my job. My job was all above board...way more than I can say for centrelink.
Any advice as to how to fix my mess caused via this so called centrelink debt, would be highly respected and appreciated.