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    (Original post by minimarshmallow)
    Why do people need to be shamed and 'have pride' etc. if they are using their benefits properly?
    People who need benefits should not be shamed for needing benefits, particularly not to reduce the number of people on benefits.
    If you truly NEED to be on benefits, then there is no reason for you to feel shame about it. If you're rinsing the system, then even if you try to convince yourself that you need them, you're always going to feel the shame that comes with people looking down on you for the benefits you take. It's common sense really.
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    (Original post by minimarshmallow)
    Why do people need to be shamed and 'have pride' etc. if they are using their benefits properly?
    People who need benefits should not be shamed for needing benefits, particularly not to reduce the number of people on benefits.
    Dont bother you can tell he is a stuckup ignorant prat, probably because mummy and daddy pays for him he feels that he is better than benefit claimants, best to just laugh at him and leave it at that.

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    Just make sure you claim your travel. We'll done for getting into university - if the country was run by more educated people we'd find a solution to these problems.
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Let this be a lesson to always keep your cards close to your chest when dealing with the people who give you your income. It's good careers advice too.

    He has put you on daily signing to incentivise you off the dole so he can hit his targets without having to sanction someone in proper hardship.

    Equality law doesn't cover things like this and in any case the DWP is pretty much lawless nowadays with things mostly depending on the discretion of poorly trained, badly paid zero-hours/part-time workers who are in an environment where they are not just encouraged but incentivised to make life as torturous for claimants as possible, and who are petrified of losing their jobs as they understand better than anyone what that will mean. I expect you can request a reason for why he put you on daily signing and if he can't think of anything to cover himself he may quietly put you back on to fortnightly signing.

    Job centre staff are often vindictive bullies on a power trip - you basically have to be to succeed in the job - and he may be targeting you out of jealousy for going to university. He probably thinks you are an entitled middle-class kid with loads of creature comforts. That's as may be, but you are still entitled under the law to jobseeker's allowance.
    Sounds like good advice, well said.

    It does sound like the whole purpose of the JSA system now is not to pay it if at all possible and to use underhand means to stop paying it wherever they can.
 
 
 
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