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As a single parent this is not what I needed before Christmas!

Debt amount: 
$1252
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 12 September 2016
Period debt occurred: 
July 2011 to July 2014
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: 

As a single parent this is not what I needed before Christmas!
I marked exams in 2011 and earned an extra $2949 for 2 weeks work. It was paid in a lump sum, but Centrelink can not get their head around it and have divided it by 26 (fortnights) and decided I was paid too much. Now Im expected to have my payslips from 2011 to prove it (which I don't have and the organisation is not returning my emails). Makes me very angry that I'm assumed guilty and have to prove my innocence.

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

Very badly. No understanding that people work in different ways and assuming the worst of people who have done the right thing.