Re: Unemployment - Worrying Development
- From: AlanG <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:51:27 +0100
On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:13:37 +0100, "onlyme" <onlyme_sitting@xxxxxxxx>
"Uncle Dave" <davidcovey@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Apr 29, 1:36 pm, "onlyme" <onlyme_sitt...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
If I were signing on, I would absolutely be either taking a college course
or some form of voluntary work off my own bat.
I study, always willing to learn :-) I was told that I couldn't claim
anything because I have money in the bank, so I haven't bothered
though I've only had income for four of the last twenty four months.
It's very difficult to find a system which actually works. With my
own case, I find it incredible that someone who saves for a rainy day
should then be told "right, spend that first then" yet to someone who
has <excuse my French> pissed it up against the wall they say "there,
there, have some dole". OK, obviously not everyone who's skint has
been out having a good time every night, but I don't see what was
wrong with the old system where everyone could claim basic benefit
immediately after losing their job and get additional benefits if they
qualified. I think it's all too complex now.
I've been self-employed in one guise or another for over twenty years
so I'm used to have periods of no income. Fifteen months is my record
which makes the thee months since I last worked look like a doddle.
It's most certainly not the case that people on benefits are all
scroungers, but I think they should be harder on those who are which,
unfrotunately, makes it more difficult for those who aren't.
As a rule of thumb - any benefits claim form which requests details of your
bank savings should be answered with a big fat zero
Dishonest - yes.
Illegal - probably lol
I'm talking 'savings' not income - you should absolutely declare all your
income - but money you've saved while the sun was shining (money that at the
end of the day you could have chosen to spend) is none of their bloody
When they start making those claiments without savings sell off their
unneeded assets (giant tv, 4x4 etc) to part fund their benefits, then they
can see my savings.
At the end of the day, unless you were stupid enough to keep your savings in
your current account (or any other account that they might need to see
statements from) then it's extremely unlikely you'd be tripped up
Unless it is buried in the back garden or invested in antiques the
state will find it.
- and evenUntil he gets run over by a speeding police car and his heirs get it.
then, if you had a mate (a very good mate) willing to swear it was his money
and you were letting him save it in your account to stop him spending
it!....hard to disprove.
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