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Tuesday 10 May 2016 12.00pm
Kory was selfemployed. Perhaps the type of work he was doing was a specialist trade and not easily side stepped into something else.
Tuesday 10 May 2016 12.09pm
I did reply after my 1st post as I forgot to add " that is what your average Tory MP would say "

We all know the media like to portray the unlucky souls who out of work as lazy farkers who sit in the pub all day, when we know that the truth is that most are attending interviews
Tuesday 10 May 2016 12.12pm
I knew I was right to send you love- also love your use of farkers- Best wishes to you. And yes Jan - Self employed and doing that and going up for that and all different types of work other- Best Kory
Tuesday 10 May 2016 12.19pm
ahh thanks and all the best to you -hope you get what your looking for soon

Ive been very lucky as ive been in the same company for 41 years - will get a final salary pension and was lucky enough to get 100% mortgage - so hope some of this luck rubs off onto you
Tuesday 10 May 2016 12.30pm
Thanks Chelsea - I am off now with some of your kind luck on my shiney shoes- thank-you
Tuesday 10 May 2016 8.08pm
chelsea190512 wrote:
Have any of you on UC ever thought about getting a job and working ??
Wow! Your empathy skills and sweeping assumptions, that this thread was generated by someone out of work surpasses the crass ignorance of most politicians. You sure you're not a MP in disguise? Maybe a wannabe?
Tuesday 10 May 2016 9.49pm
Hi Little Dorrit- Chelsea's post flew out before it was finished and said - that's what Tories would say that- re ever thought about getting a job - if you go back into the thread that is explained- I know it looks like a terrible posting when you just see the mistake but if you go back to page 1 - it is explained and apologised for.
Wednesday 11 May 2016 7.36am
Thanks Kory, yes maybe should have worded a bit better or maybe not posted it all - however we and I include myself do at times believe all that the media say which will bring me onto another post soon about who was really behind 7/7
Thursday 19 October 2017 12.05pm
All the recent news about UC ! Being able to get a loan to cover your 6-8 weeks waiting! After application- plus an extra week when you don't get the benefit ( think that has been increased to 2 now) the latter,which the news barley touches on! When I applied ( over a year ago) that the max loan I could get to last that 6-8 weeks was 350 which is very little - just enough for food but still putting you in large arrears with rent and bills. This often not only getting you in debt but causing no end of issues - not to mention hampering being fit and able to find work and pay for travel to interviews etc. Not only that - when the UC eventually comes through - the loan is deducted at around (on 350) 32 a month from your benefit. Which leaves you in further poverty and never being able to catch up on the debt the UC has caused in the first place. When on UC I could get no help what so ever for any travel to interviews including big rail fares out of London. On JSA it was hard to claim travel but you could. This is enforced poverty and cruelty and setting you up to fail. Equally when on UC and I got a bit of work and declared it- but UC had taken away the working allowance of 110 ( without telling any one- including the jobcentre) therefore I lost my benefit because of small earnings- which made it there was no point working -as it lead to further enforced poverty -the fact I got some work that month- made me run at a loss so I had less money than on UC. It is a disgraceful system - makes no sense what so ever other than to cause suffering and the fact the government will not listen to UC claimants, the jobcentres ( who report the system is not working- even claimants are suicidal) other MPs, Charities , Citizens Advice, Food Banks etc means this on going cruelty is deliberate.
Thursday 19 October 2017 12.20pm
Further - if the work you do is self employed and you try to claim UC ( because you have no work/money) the system is totally against you. You have to agree to not being self employed to get the UC ( unless you earn around 1,000 a month and if I was - I would not be claiming UC!!) but then when you do get work- the work you do is seen by HMRC to be self employed and you still have to do a tax return re it. UC told HMRC on more than one occasion I was not self employed anymore causing havoc with my legitimate Tax return. Over 18 months on in different circumstances the repercussions re the UC on this had had to go to a senior case manager at NI/HMRC because of this. HMRC advisor declared - this is just a mess! Equally I have asked HMRC how to declare UC money received in the next return - they don't know? There is no form/clause for it? Shambolic - and very stressful .
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