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But I was a student

Debt amount: 
$10000
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 2 March 2015
Period debt occurred: 
January 2011 to July 2013
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Yes
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes but I lost
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I have to repay part of my payment to Centrelink every fortnight because they won’t let me appeal it further.
I also now live alone so the financial stress is greater.

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

I don’t think it was thorough enough.
I also didn’t keep my payslips from the small business I worked for so I had no proof.