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Defrauded by Centrelink

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Family Tax Benefit
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

The brains trust down there a Centrewank decided that because my ex husbands tax was amended by the ATO by $700 that I incurred a $1011 debt. They said we weren’t separated. My income was $5k for that year. I have appealed it 4 times. To add insult they then instigated a year long fraud investigation into to me to find no fraud and in fact they committed fraud and defrauded me of $1011. There going to hell in a hurry when I’m finished with them

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

It hasn’t handled it, it’s allowing fraud and malfeasance to go unchecked and it’s a class action waiting to happen