This has been an incredibly stressful event that I have no control over. It has left me shaken and in tears multiple times.
Now I am reflecting it could have been a better option to be homeless and not on welfare while I was studding to avoid this debt.
This is NOT human services this is punishing the lowest income earners with debt. How can someone incurre a debt over five thousand dollars and not be aware or notified.
If this system has to be introduced is should have not been in retrospect, but current and yearly so that people can have a chance to rectify with smaller amounts not have errors build up to such a scale and amounts.
How is this legal, my entire tax return was confiscated before I was given a complete Adex debt scedual through a freedome of information request that no one told me I needed to complete until I contacted legal services. I am broken and getting too tired to understand or fight this.
This has not been handled well at all, at no point in the last 6 months has a single staff member been clear about any aspect of the debt and willing to provide correct information in writing to myself.