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Incompetent scamming bastards

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Period debt occurred: 
July 2012 to June 2013
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Parenting Payment
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Recieved a call stating i had failed to return requested documenta by May 1st and had incurred a debt due to supposedly underreporting employment income for 2012/2013.

I was told Centrelink has lost part of the reporting records for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 and so has estimated from the records they did have.
Fair enough.
The problem is A) I never recieved a letter asking for financial records. And B) part way through 2012/2013 my employer increased my hours which I reported to Centrelink AT THE TIME.
I also recieved a debt for overpaid sickness benefits they do realise that to have gotten sickness benefit my employer told them how much I had earned and that I had no payed leave left after a vehicle accident and that I was not required to report anything as I was NOT working.

I finally get transferred to ask for a review and im sent to an aitomated recording asking which debt agency had sent me a letter.

So off to the local Centrelink office again hoping they can sort it out because the morons on the phone are useless.
I never under reported.

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

The government is corrupt and incompetent.
They're blasting the banks but meanwhile targeting people on the lowest end of society to cover up their own incompetence.

They should be ashamed and stop this now. Admitt they screwed up.