This crisis is affecting me as I along with many others have lost my income. The government keeps saying it is easy to apply for the job seeker benefit however this is not the case. I have a mygov account, centrelink is linked to my mygov account as well as the ATO. I spent 3 hours online only to get to the end of the process to have a pop up window say I had to visit a centrelink office to verify six documents. I went the following day, stood in line for quite some time, did get to sit with a centrelink person, to be advised I still need to provide three documents to receive a benefit. A long story short, it is not an easy process. It’s stressful, I’m anxious on how my upcoming rent, bills, utilities, food etc is going to be paid in a weeks time. Mental Health is going to be the next big pandemic. Optimism is out the window.