I get what you mean but what do you say by 'support people'
(Original post by alj123)
I think we should have benefit officers who assess the person receiving benefits' current situation a lot more frequently. Also benefits are meant to support people, not fund them for their whole life.
The UK is lucky we have benefits, and I have absolutely nothing against people who genuinely need them.
If people abuse the system they should be restricted from voting and ever receiving benefits again. What do you think?
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Kids having kids... a 15/16 year old girl (which one age is illegal as we both know) just about to leave school and purposely gets pregnant so she doesn't have to work (and the father as it does take two to tango), should they be allowed benefits?
Someone just came over here, never paid a penny into the tax system and get given everything left right and centre because their are now a 'British citizen'?
There is a fine line between receiving them when you genuinely need them then taking the biscuit, fortunately for me I work but if I ever did go unemployed I would sign on and quite happily claim my dole as I'm entitled to it and have paid thousands of taxes, yet I never get to see where it helps me!
If your partner is working full time (or earning too much) after 6 months your benefits will be stopped as well, I don't think that is hardly fair neither.
The system should be a lot tougher and make **SURE** people are looking for work, ringing places, and so forth many people lie about it and the job centre can't prove otherwise... although due to the current economy of Britain, the recession and so forth... it is very difficult to get a job and I understand that.
Last edited by Mexican Red Knee; 03-06-2012 at 08:19.
People who have children or a disability get
more than that.
(Original post by Dalek1099)
How dare you mock benefits.Some people often only get £65 a week to live on benefits and currently unemployment levels are so high that people can't get a job and then have to live on benefits,which aren't that high unless you have children or a disability only about £65 a week.
I think she is meaning it needs to be tougher on the lazy people, which it does how can you say its okay for lazy people to still receive benefits?
He/she actually makes a very good point, you've just took it the wrong way I think.
Last edited by Mexican Red Knee; 03-06-2012 at 09:19.