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Been told I'm facing jail. 4 kids with disabilities, but they don't care

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
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: 

In November of 2018 I received a call alerting me to my massive debt. They told me it was 67 thousand but were doing me a favour by reducing it.. don't see how. I have 4 kids, 3 with disabilities and mental challenges and 1 with severe allergies. I am their main carer. I then received a notice to go to court and am told I WILL face time in prison. I tried so hard to fix their stuff up. For the first time in my life I'm suicidal and would rather end my life than do this anymore. I can't get legal aid so as well as paying THEIR DEBT, I'm now paying a lawyer to keep me out of jail. I'm homeless and can't do anything because I have no money.

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

The government have been useless. They treat you like a criminal when it's their own doing.