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Old 11-03-11, 03:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Job Seekers Allowance - Why Bother?

Hi trish , im really sorry you have had to go through this, especially at this time, i am not surprised in the least at what you have said! do they take into account you couldnt work because you was caring for your husband and saving them thousands and thousands ! answer is do they BUFF, grrrr it makes me so mad. where is the sense? what idiot made these rules, not a carer thats for sure.
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Old 09-04-11, 02:21 PM   #12
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Default Re: Job Seekers Allowance - Why Bother?

I used to be a Civil Servant. Bbooooooooooooooo Hisssssssssssss I hear you cry...says she ducking when people see Inland Revenue and Met Police on her CV although she wasn't a Tax Inspector or a diddy plod by any means.

Having been part of the G&T brigade (says she giving her age away again) I have been sent out the odd 'stock letter' in my time.

In my frustration at the lack of support for carers who lose their day job aka becoming a widow, on Monday I told the Job Centre I could see no point in my wasting my time and bus fare signing on so I signed off!

Today I opened what seems to be a stock letter, telling me I am not entitled to JSA, that being the JSA I wasn't entitled to in the first place anyway

Anyhoo... the reason given in the bit probably completed by the hacked off admin person simply says after ''This is because' the law says we cannot pay you.'

I have a number to call if I want a full explanation but I do believe the officer completing the the letter should have gone into a little bit more detail.

I'm guessing he or she may be one of the Unison people who may be going on strike soon Then again... That could actually be the scripted stock reply and the other one is 'Computer says NO!!!!'
I tried.
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