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Youth allowance payment

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 10 May 2019
Period debt occurred: 
July 2017 to October 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Youth 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 amount was incorrectly raised and i am in the process of being reviewed i spoke with around 8 employees and they said it was being reviewed after i gave my pay slips. dispite it being reviewed i am getting constant calls from debt collectors even though the dep hum serv said they recalled the amount. I have probably spent around 20hours on the phone to them and many more sorting out info and trrying to get info from old employer. Someone called me today to say that my debt had been substatially reduced but would not give me the figure. Says it had to go to the technicle team or something. Bloody useless...

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

Extremely poorly.... I am lucky i have a financial back ground and have a good understanding of how the system works from speaking with the ATO ect. through work. I feel extremely sorry for the poor bastards who dont realise that the government gets stuff wrong and that you can actually push back on them. God help all the less priviladged people then me out there going through this process