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Postnatal Depression

Debt amount: 
$9000
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 1 July 2013
Period debt occurred: 
January 2013 to July 2013
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Austudy
Appealing Debt?: 
No
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Was on AusStudy, had baby No.5, got postnatal depression, fell behind in studies and failed to tell centrelink...
Recieved debt letter and robo call, 0 support 0 care, too depressed to fight ...started paying back debt, finished paying back this year. The end.

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

No care to understand the situation and circumstances. If I wasn't on AusStudy I would have been eligible for the Parenting Payment this was not factored into the final debt calculation.