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Freaking out

Debt amount: 
$10877
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Period debt occurred: 
October 2013 to February 2014
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
I don't know how to
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I am currently unemployed with mental health issues such anxiety and depression as well as hormonal disorder I am finding it hard to hold down a job.

I received a letter which stated its not currently a debt but they need my help to review some payments made in 2013.
I was in an abusive relationship during that time and had to plan my leave from it thus don't have the documents that would prove this 10,877 is impossible to have incurred within 4 months.

At that time I believe I was on Austudy waiting to attend university and had just started my casual employment with Woolworths.
I was working a lot and don't at all believe I would have falsely declared my income.

I was also being taxed a crazy amount from my income at the time.
This letter is a complete pain and stress to me given I have no way of proving it's wrong since it was so long ago I can hardly remember the events.

I refuse to pay them money I definately don't owe.
I am certain that Centrelink has done something wrong there, as I believe I was sent a fine for $4000 in 2014 for a related issue that was already resolved on my end and occurred because Centrelink worker did not input information into their system.

This issue has already been resolved for a lesser debt which turned out to be false.
I am NOT paying them any money and think this is a sick joke.

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

Poorly. I just lost another job then come home to find this letter telling me in essence I will require a teleporter back to the year 2013 to save me from complete poverty.

This is not welfare by definition.
Robo-Debt system is a disgraceful fail. LEAVE THE POOR ALONE.