Initially in June 2019 on my gov it showed I had an overpayment of $23000, which I rang centrelink about at which time I asked that they provide me with detailed and fortnightly information of how this debt was calculated. They did not provide this. since then I received a debt of $8600 with no evidence on how they came to that amount other than the ATO and centrelink matching. I've provided what information I can regarding my income and am waiting the next bit of the process.
I'm frustrated that any discrepancies are not resolved in the financial year they are realised as I always though was the case, as I more often than not received tax repayments and family tax repayments. I'm upset, stressed, worried, anxious and angry, this feels like a massive punch in the face as I have worked as much as seemed possible as a single parent, and regardless of my efforts I feel swamped now by debt that I can't afford!!
Really sad to hear so many people are going through this!
Mostly the people I have spoken to have been kind, but it is a system issue that penalises the people in need of the most support.