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the whole experience was traumatic

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Saturday, 2 February 2019
Period debt occurred: 
July 2016 to May 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
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: 

I was shocked when I received this and felt sick, this has caused me a lot of anxiety and frustration at having to put a lot of effort to prove that I did the right thing.

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

I think this is ridiculous and targetting people who are not the issue.

I did the right thing and worked hard to get off centrelink benefits as the whole experience was traumatic, I am not off benefits but still being harrassed.
All for below the poverty line money!