I’m not sure what I need right now..but please don’t be negative and bash me, trust me I’m doing it enough myself.
I’m freaking out so much, I feel sick to my stomach and I just can’t do anything..
I’ve been claiming a Centrelink payment for a couple of years now. My circumstances changed and I didn’t update them because every time I’ve dealt with them they’ve stuffed something up and I’ve not been paid properly etc..the reason I didn’t change my circumstances with them is because I knew (100% positive) that I was still eligible for a different payment which would have been the same amount, very similar criteria. They’ve just found out and I have no idea what’s going to happen. It will be a lot of money (possibly something around $25k) that they’ve paid me. I understand I did the wrong thing but I just didn’t think it would be such a big deal because I met/meet the criteria for the other payment and it’s the exact same amount.
I’m freaking out that they’re going to take me to court and I’ll end up in jail. I have four children that I’m the primary carer for. The guy I spoke to basically said it didn’t matter that I would’ve been able to get the same amount, different payment, I still had to apply and i’ve done the wrong thing.
We’ve dealt with so much for so long now, health issues including cancer, financial struggle..I know it might seem like i’m making excuses, but I’m not..I just truly didn’t think it was a big deal because I would’ve been getting the same amount anyway..I feel like an idiot and that i’ve ruined my family’s life. I don’t know what to do or who to turn to. It’s so shameful I can’t tell anyone we’re close to. I’m just lost..