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Old 16-10-2010, 12:10
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102 75

we take away 81 because you have 5,000 savings in the bank and 250 in a joint account


we paying you 21 62 per week


The 250 is in a joint account pays our Direct Debit two water bills fluctuates sometimes down to just 5 and we feed it with money from the other account

The 5000 constantly changes because one my partner has her 16 hours shop assistant wage paid into the account 386 pm

That account has direct Debit outage of 1000 a month taken out that we need to live , rent council tax and our 30 a month 30 every week in the winter electric meter heating bill TV and 60 a month food bill comes out of.

If we had a car everyday running cost looking for work would add to the mayhem they say get rid of the car.
Bus fares to work cost you more than running a car


If the law says two people can live on 102 75 why don't they take a wage cut and try and live on it To sort the mess they got us in . It was not all our doing.

Just think those politicians are going to announce there wage rise of 13 percent they say they need to carry out there duties soon while saying we can only have 2%

BTW were both not young Both got heart disease loads of medication. So my partner lucky she has a job and why would anyone want to employ me a 60 year old in my condition when there are bright young guys leaving college and school looking for work . Who are going to give them greater work longevity.

Do you know to add to all this the tax people have told us to repay 6,500 tax credits. my partner only ears 4,800 a year so if we have to pay this back, we going to pay it back 50p a week we going to be dead before they get it all.
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Old 16-10-2010, 12:14
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Old 16-10-2010, 13:53
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102 75

we take away 81 because you have 5,000 savings in the bank and 250 in a joint account


we paying you 21 62 per week


The 250 is in a joint account pays our Direct Debit two water bills fluctuates sometimes down to just 5 and we feed it with money from the other account

The 5000 constantly changes because one my partner has her 16 hours shop assistant wage paid into the account 386 pm

That account has direct Debit outage of 1000 a month taken out that we need to live , rent council tax and our 30 a month 30 every week in the winter electric meter heating bill TV and 60 a month food bill comes out of.

If we had a car everyday running cost looking for work would add to the mayhem they say get rid of the car.
Bus fares to work cost you more than running a car


If the law says two people can live on 102 75 why don't they take a wage cut and try and live on it To sort the mess they got us in . It was not all our doing.

Just think those politicians are going to announce there wage rise of 13 percent they say they need to carry out there duties soon while saying we can only have 2%

BTW were both not young Both got heart disease loads of medication. So my partner lucky she has a job and why would anyone want to employ me a 60 year old in my condition when there are bright young guys leaving college and school looking for work . Who are going to give them greater work longevity.

Do you know to add to all this the tax people have told us to repay 6,500 tax credits. my partner only ears 4,800 a year so if we have to pay this back, we going to pay it back 50p a week we going to be dead before they get it all.
What is your limit for savings? Is is 5000?
And you have 5000 in the bank?

Why don't you spend a 1000 and keep it under the limit?
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Old 16-10-2010, 13:55
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Bloody hell - I spend 250 quid a week on petrol.
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Old 16-10-2010, 13:56
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Bloody hell - I spend 250 quid a week on petrol.
What do you drive? A tank?
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Old 16-10-2010, 14:00
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What do you drive? A tank?
Or a space ship
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Old 16-10-2010, 14:03
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50,000 miles a year in a comfortable car.
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Old 16-10-2010, 14:42
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I'm very sorry to hear that OP. This is the reality of living on benefits, not all those stories that the tabloids run.
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Old 16-10-2010, 14:52
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Its going to get worse people.

The Governments policy of limiting housing benefit means that thousands of working households in London will have to leave the city as they will no longer be able to keep their homes under current market values.

Its another social time bomb this Government is cooking up in addition to pricing those from average or poorer back grounds out of Universtities.

Welcome to the new Tory Party. Same as the old Tory Party.
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Old 16-10-2010, 14:54
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Put your savings under the threshold by buying yourself a massive flat screen t.v. This way you can also outrage all your daily mail reading neighbours at the same time.
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Old 16-10-2010, 14:56
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I'm confused why some people on benefits can afford Sky and car running costs yet others are on the breadline?
Who decides how much money people should receive? It's a total mess and those with physical illnesses should receive more help than is currently offered.
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Old 16-10-2010, 15:00
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Put your savings under the threshold by buying yourself a massive flat screen t.v. This way you can also outrage all your daily mail reading neighbours at the same time.
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Old 16-10-2010, 15:02
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I'm confused why some people on benefits can afford Sky and car running costs yet others are on the breadline?Who decides how much money people should receive? It's a total mess and those with physical illnesses should receive more help than is currently offered.
Benefit fraud?
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Old 16-10-2010, 15:03
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I'm confused why some people on benefits can afford Sky and car running costs yet others are on the breadline?
Who decides how much money people should receive? It's a total mess and those with physical illnesses should receive more help than is currently offered.
I reckon this SKY TV business is a bit of a myth, anyway. Unless someone on benefits is committing fraud or it's someone who has many children, but that's a minority.
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Old 16-10-2010, 15:11
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I reckon this SKY TV business is a bit of a myth, anyway. Unless someone on benefits is committing fraud or it's someone who has many children, but that's a minority.
How can it be a myth if i've known people on benefits who also have sky? I don't want to cause a fight but I thought Sky cost 30 per month..
Maybe it's those with children who can afford sky and a car? The people i'm thinking of were all families actually.
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Old 16-10-2010, 15:50
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How can it be a myth if i've known people on benefits who also have sky? I don't want to cause a fight but I thought Sky cost 30 per month..
Maybe it's those with children who can afford sky and a car? The people i'm thinking of were all families actually.
Depends which Sky package you have. Some are a lot cheaper.
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Old 16-10-2010, 15:58
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JSA and such do not rise in line with inflation at all and are therefor getting less and less each year. How can it be that the amount the law says you need to live on is decreasing? How can it cost less to live this year than it did last year?
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Old 16-10-2010, 16:07
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JSA and such do not rise in line with inflation at all and are therefor getting less and less each year. How can it be that the amount the law says you need to live on is decreasing? How can it cost less to live this year than it did last year?
I read somewhere that if unemployment benefit had risen like it should have done over the years then it would be about 100 a week by now. I think it is that amount in Ireland, and other places in Europe. But I don't know whether they have housing benefits as well.
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Old 16-10-2010, 16:48
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Depends which Sky package you have. Some are a lot cheaper.
I am on JSA and got sky HD 30 pcm and sky phone 11 pcm and AOL 15 pcm so 56 altogether.
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Old 16-10-2010, 16:57
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I'm confused why some people on benefits can afford Sky and car running costs yet others are on the breadline?
Who decides how much money people should receive? It's a total mess and those with physical illnesses should receive more help than is currently offered.
Sky do basic deals but a lot of people have got it that are on benefits and I often think it's a bit of joke when people whine how much they're in poverty yet have a service like that.
Even though people might get sweet FA, they often receive other benefits as well, can be free prescriptions, dental treatment, assistance with rent and tax etc.
With things like DLA, in many cases that often just goes on luxuries, yet people who really need the money are often f*cked.
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Old 16-10-2010, 17:06
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Bloody hell - I spend 250 quid a week on petrol.
Where do you drive to to get to work Finland?
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Old 16-10-2010, 17:09
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How is Sky expensive?

20 for basic TV, phone and broadband.. that's 5 a week.. even affordable to somebody on 65 a week JSA.

Sky isn't priced as a luxury, and therefore is affordable for a lot of people on basic benefits.

It's not that benefits are too high, it's just that Sky is dirt cheap.

Obviously if you have Sky World with movies and sports it's like 50 a month, but I don't know many people at all who get Sports and movies now.
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Old 16-10-2010, 17:14
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Sky do basic deals but a lot of people have got it that are on benefits and I often think it's a bit of joke when people whine how much they're in poverty yet have a service like that.
Even though people might get sweet FA, they often receive other benefits as well, can be free prescriptions, dental treatment, assistance with rent and tax etc.
With things like DLA, in many cases that often just goes on luxuries, yet people who really need the money are often f*cked.
Errrrrrrrrrrrrr..... What a load of old dross

Free prescriptions? How many prescriptions do the average people pick up a year? One course of antibiotics, maybe some E45 cream? It's hardly an enormous benefit for the average person. You don't even get free prescriptions on incapacity benefit, which is an oddity.

Free dental treatment? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Can you find an NHS dentist? I've never had any free dental treatment on benefits (never known anybody that has had any free treatment either)

Yes rent and council tax benefit are paid, but that doesn't negate that all of the remaining spending money for everything is a pittance. You can't pay bills or buy food out of your rent money.

DLA is for people with disabilities.. people who get it can spend it on whatever they like! It's not income-means tested either.. Why shouldn't I spend DLA money on luxuries?
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Old 16-10-2010, 17:34
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Its going to get worse people.

The Governments policy of limiting housing benefit means that thousands of working households in London will have to leave the city as they will no longer be able to keep their homes under current market values.

Its another social time bomb this Government is cooking up in addition to pricing those from average or poorer back grounds out of Universtities.

Welcome to the new Tory Party. Same as the old Tory Party.
Why should non-working people be provided with accommodation in areas that working people could never hope to afford?

And how is right that the plight of working people is exacerbated by the fact that these generous housing benefit payments place an artificial floor under private rental costs? They're basically being taxed to keep their housing costs high. It's f*cking immoral, and a nice little earner for buy to let scum.
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Old 16-10-2010, 17:50
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It was always possible to create a false reality when most people don't experience it themselves.

This myth of benefits luxury was created for political reasons and many people believed it since they were not experiencing the reality themselves.

Unfortunately for such people, now they are.


It will be hard to maintain the myth though, while so many new people are living the reality. So maybe this government will back down on some of their more horrible plans.
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