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  • Deleted user 31 January 2013 21:15:58
    darkmorgado wrote:
    HairyArse wrote:
    Can anyone that knows anything about this shit explain to me why my girlfriend, who has been unemployed now since the end of July, is entitled to zero job seeker's allowance?

    The official explanation is that she's not made enough NI contributions, but yet she's had it paid every month for the past god knows how many years in all her previous jobs. She declared that she lives with me but as I don't earn a ridiculous amount it's not the case that my income is enough to cover us both.

    My gf insists she's explored all avenues and the simple fact is she's entitled to nowt but I thought I'd do some investigating of my own...
    If she lives with you, your income is taken into account too.
    He's been waiting over three years for an explanation.
  • pacrifice 31 Jan 2013 23:11:13 1,390 posts
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    Thanx for the info everyone.
  • pacrifice 9 Aug 2013 14:27:59 1,390 posts
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    So after 6 months, I now have to re-apply for JSA but thing is, now that it's been 6 months of unemployment, I've been reading that they'll force me to work in a supermarket or something in order to continue receiving the JSA.

    Can they really hold that to ransom? I'm not keen on working 30 hours a week, for less than minimum wage (JSA is 70 a week) in an area where it's not the type of work I've been looking for.
  • Lukus 9 Aug 2013 14:30:46 19,642 posts
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    Go self employed. New Enterprise Allowance.
  • graysonavich 9 Aug 2013 14:31:18 7,593 posts
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    They're holding you to ransom by forcing you to go out to work in a supermarket?

    Are you planted by teh Daily Mail to sell their papers?
  • pacrifice 9 Aug 2013 14:34:41 1,390 posts
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    C'mon now, don't affiliate me with that rag.

    Maybe "Ransom" isn't the right word but you get the idea..
  • Ashleyfiddes 9 Aug 2013 14:38:33 980 posts
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    when i was out of work about 4 years ago for 6 weeks, i went to sign on and they had told me i had not paid any national insurance, my surname was changed when i was three and they have my original surname on the system but i was paying NI on my new surname. Apparently i couldn't claim any job seekers so lived off a CC for the 6 weeks

    I know i need to sort it out before i retire but i cant be bothered to speak to the wankers who work in the government dealing with this crap
  • whatfruit 9 Aug 2013 14:58:33 1,914 posts
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    @graysonavich 70 a week is not fair remuneration for 30 hours work. I know who is getting the best deal and it is neither the taxpayer or the unemployed person I can tell you that.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 9 Aug 2013 15:02:21 16,956 posts
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    Is it the Jews?
  • graysonavich 9 Aug 2013 15:05:31 7,593 posts
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    70 for 3 days a week doesn't sound too far off the minimum wage
  • Deleted user 9 August 2013 15:05:56
    Yeah, it is pretty scummy. If people were actually offered a job, fine. But they're not: they're made to work somewhere for less pay than if they had a job there, and then society still calls them a bunch of scumbags.
  • Deleted user 9 August 2013 15:07:10
    graysonavich wrote:
    70 for 3 days a week doesn't sound too far off the minimum wage
    If 70 is near 185, then yeah, not far off that legally mandated minimum.
  • graysonavich 9 Aug 2013 15:09:31 7,593 posts
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    FOR 3 FUCKING DAYS
  • Deleted user 9 August 2013 15:11:38
    And?

    30 hours a week is 30 hours a week is 30 hours a week, at less than minimum wage.

    It's not helping anyone find a job other than a job in a supermarket. So why aren't they given a JOB, if the company has the space and the funds? Have an interview, a trial period, fine. But why this?
  • spamdangled 9 Aug 2013 15:20:06 27,900 posts
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    I think grayson is assuming you mean 70 a day, not 70 a week.
  • Ashleyfiddes 9 Aug 2013 15:32:10 980 posts
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    though if you think about it 70 a week for 6 months without working, if you add them all up pretty sure your getting quite a bit an hour (not sure if you can work it like that but heyho)

    Edited by Ashleyfiddes at 15:32:21 09-08-2013
  • Lukus 9 Aug 2013 15:33:55 19,642 posts
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    I've taken shits that have cost more than 70.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 9 Aug 2013 15:36:47 16,956 posts
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    It's amazing what people will buy on eBay.
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