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Rent assistance

Debt amount: 
$2029
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 21 May 2018
Period debt occurred: 
May 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: 

Well I’m still paying off another debt because in dec 2016 they paid me twice and then told me may 2017 that I had been overpaid in dec and that I had to pay.

This was extremely stressful before tax time as I had a lot of bills to pay.
I am a 3rd year uni student and a single mother so this has raised my anxiety levels as I feel like it’s a common occurance.

This overpayment is because last year I moved house and told them my new address and how I had bought a house over the phone, i then get hit with a bill without any notice.

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

It’s terrible as they know it’s their mistakes and yet they get away with it.