Comment on: Landlords braced for impact of benefit reform
"there are safeguards in place e.g. discretionary housing benefit"
As someone who once attempted to claim DHB I always tell people not to bother. Council's ask the most intrusive of questions and treat claimants of it as people trying to con money out of them.
When we enquired about it after one council failed to give proper information when we first mover from LA to private rented (don't worry about the slight difference in rent, just move in and we will sort it out then. Yeah, I'm stupid for doing as they suggested) we had some snot-nosed little git come out on our second day in our new home and tell us "it's best you actively start looking for somewhere else to live".
This isn't the "Welfare Reform Bill" this is "Welfare Cuts Bullsh*t"
Comment on: If the cap fits
Well I'm one of those 'dole scrounging layabouts' the ConDems are trying to make people without a job to be.
I've been wageless for 17 years now, I'm a fill time unpaid carer for a severely disabled wife and I'm f**king furious that this out-of-touch coalition is lumping Carers Allowance in with those other benefits. It's the only benefit/allowance that has to be worked for, a minimum 35 hours care provision for a little over £50.00 a week IF the carer is lucky.
Cameron Osbourne Clegg (acronym COC?) has also insulted the many carers that have slogged their guts out saving the UK a fortune by trying to include them in their tarring of the unemployed as chavvie scumbags.
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