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Can’t get a straight answer and changes stories every time.

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 16 August 2018
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: 

Free leaving extremely abusive domestic violence this escalated my diagnosed issues of Generalised Anxiety Disorder, depressive disorder
and also CPTSD. I have been fighting this for the better part of a year now!!

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

Poor. Drawn out. The whole process is a joke. I’ve been blatantly told I was at fault, been given 5 different amounts between $500-$4500, had to deal with untrained people with disabilities who could barely use the computer system or understand what I was saying, I’ve been told that there’s no point escalating to more assessments and that I may as well just pay back the most recent amount because the representative deemed it correct. I have 3 different ADEC printouts, with varied information on all 3, I’ve been told that the amounts that I declared can be altered at any time and that is perfectly allowed, regardless of if I declared correctly or not!