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So much for safety net

Debt amount: 
$19000
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 12 July 2019
Period debt occurred: 
January 2011 to July 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
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: 

Am utterly broken. Two disabled kids whose therapy I already can't afford. I'm immune supressed with bacterial infection in my tooth that could kill me, and I can't afford to get it removed. My car needs repairs.

I didn't even EARN $19,000 a year, so how on earth am I going to pay $19,000 back by the next month?
This is on top of the $12,000 debt I already have because they did not code a scholarship letter correctly.

It makes me want to just give up.

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

Dehumanizing.
How do you give someone a month to pay back $19,000 when they don't even earn that much?

So much for safety net for the most vulnerable.