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Government and Centrelink are a total joke

Debt amount: 
$5500
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Period debt occurred: 
November 2016 to January 2017
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

My stress levels have gone through the roof, nearly crashed my car because I got double vision after being so stressed over having to pay a debt I know I don't have to pay because I know I did the right thing when I declared and being stressed because no one can help you face to face and you have to do all online, what kind of joke is that,

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

Absolutely shocking!!! The government don't care about people, they lie and will say any excuse in the book to cover themselves. Heaps of people are getting Centrelink debts because of a stuffed up computer system and they are still continuing to say nothing is wrong because they will never admit they made a mistake. Makes me so angry.