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Loving mum

Debt amount: 
$5500
Date debt issued: 
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Period debt occurred: 
November 2016 to August 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Yes
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: 

This is my son's notification. I have been trying to sort it since January. He has ADHD, dyslexia, aspergers, anxiety and massive depression. He has, since receiving the letters, suicidal tendencies. He was trying to fit into the workplace but failed to notify centrelink of his proper income. They are saying it was deliberate so fined him extra. I supported him for 2 years after this plus numerous Drs visit to help with depression. He will not deal with Centrelink at all now even though he's entitled to health care card and subsidies. They make it so easy for drug addicts etc to get money but hard for the truely needy.

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

They have made it so hard for me to try and sort it out for him. I have had to get a power of attorney.