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Still fighting them

Debt amount: 
$17700
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Period debt occurred: 
July 2012 to June 2014
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Original debt was $17700 had it reviewed and sent payslips it was cut to $9500
I said it’s still not right I want proof on how they got that figure but never heard back and they took my sons family tax payment.

Now they send another debt of $7200

I asked for review sent bank statements and was told it’s been paused until the review but they’re still taking my sons family tax benefit, absolutely beyond angry!

I worked casual/ seasonal and relied on Centrelink in off season when there was no work.

Have struggled since original debt letter as they kept taking my sons money when I don’t owe it, always done the right thing and reported every fortnight.

It’s not right and I will keep fighting them

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

Terrible! I’ve been made feel like a criminal when all I’ve done is the right thing, they are thief’s for taking my sons payments when I don’t owe the debts and I want the money back