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I already suffer with anxiety and this has really taken its toll on me.

Debt amount: 
$22000
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 22 June 2018
Period debt occurred: 
January 2017 to February 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Parenting Payment
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 already suffer with anxiety and this has really taken its toll on me.

Mentally it has depressed me as I’ve had to go on medication as this issue has just tipped me over the edge.

Physically my body had broken out in a stress psoriasis, which I am now having to get treatment for x3 times a week.

Financially it has destroyed me. I’m responsible for two children and everyone knows how expensive everyday life is! This debt on top of that kills me.

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

To begin with I changed my circumstances online at the start — online, via the app like they recommend you to do.

I thought I had done the right thing on my end.

It’s only a year later where they’ve obviously looked and am now slapping me with a debt.

I find this so dodgy when I’ve done the right thing!!