Anxiety, depressed mood, angry, resentful,confused and powerless. It’s quite distressing to think I may have to use my super to pay for this debt. It feels wrong. I wish I had known this would happen and I would have simply found a full time job and made other arrangements for my child. I feel like I was tricked into a state of false security.
I am lost for words quite honestly. It feels like a bad dream and not something that should be happening in a country like ours. Vulnerable people are being made to feel like criminals. An agency which is supposed to care is offereing assistance with one hand and taking it back and some more with the other hand. I am happy to pay back anything I owe but I have zero trust that the amount owing is correct and it is very hard to advocate for yourself without the knowledge required.