WHY ARE THE GOVERNMENT WASTING MONEY ON THIS????

36 replies
Found 2nd Feb 2010
I made a claim for housing benefit after going onto ESA because of disabiltiy, the housing said I was allowed £100 per week, so £400 every 4 weeks, anyway my rent was only £368 per calender month making it £85 a week, so I received a cheque off the housing for £60 so I phoned to see what it was for and was told I had been awarded £100 but with rent at £85 I was allowed to keep the other £15 for myself, which is £780 per year for nothing whatsoever, I can spend it on whatever I want, so to get to the point if they do this with just 1million people that is 780 million per year just getting given away for nothing, and I reckon it is well more than 1 million people they are doing it with so how can they justify just giving away that kind of cash every year, couldn't it be put to better use.
Sorry it was very long winded.

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the wars are illegal
the justice system is a joke
the mp's expenses is a joke
the tax on wages is a joke
bankers are a waste

everything could be better spent elsewhere

thank you

Have you asked them?

Save it .When your rent goes up to £450 you will still only get £400

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Nice little earner.

No wonder nobody wants to buy a house these days.

I dont understand why youre complaining tbh :?

http://www.sistim2.com/MoneyTree2.jpg

nice to see where the money that gets taken outta my wage goes to.

but like you said how much money is wasted, most of it probably gone to people who are watching jeremy kyle on their nice bit fat LCD in the mornings

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transit;7734476

I dont understand why youre complaining tbh :?



+1

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numptyj;7734501

nice to see where the money that gets taken outta my wage goes to.but … nice to see where the money that gets taken outta my wage goes to.but like you said how much money is wasted, most of it probably gone to people who are watching jeremy kyle on their nice bit fat LCD in the mornings



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Original Poster

I did ask them and they just said it was a new scheme they were doing and if you can find a property for less than your rent allowance you can keep the excess upto £15 per week.

I am complaining because I think they could spend the money on better things than just letting us keep it, some people have worked hard for their wages and have paid loads of tax just to get given to someone else for nothing.

Banned

LED more likely!!

transit;7734476

I dont understand why youre complaining tbh :?



perhaps the OP has a conscience & dosn't like to see thier & our money wasted !

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richp;7734552

perhaps the OP has a conscience & dosn't like to see thier & our money … perhaps the OP has a conscience & dosn't like to see thier & our money wasted !



I do, and think there is better things that the money could be spent on.

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Where's my £400 handout a month?

vickywil5;7734530

I am complaining because I think they could spend the money on better … I am complaining because I think they could spend the money on better things than just letting us keep it, some people have worked hard for their wages and have paid loads of tax just to get given to someone else for nothing.




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not many people would think that :thumbsup:

vickywil5;7734530

I did ask them and they just said it was a new scheme they were doing and … I did ask them and they just said it was a new scheme they were doing and if you can find a property for less than your rent allowance you can keep the excess upto £15 per week.I am complaining because I think they could spend the money on better things than just letting us keep it, some people have worked hard for their wages and have paid loads of tax just to get given to someone else for nothing.



It was designed so that people can find a property that is less expensive than the one they are currently living in. This would save the taxpayer money in the long run, but the £15 cap is far too low.

vickywil5;7734574

I do, and think there is better things that the money could be spent on.



Fair enough, so can i have my money back then please?:)

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richp;7734577

not many people would think that :thumbsup:



Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because of that I pay no rent (and get given £15 pw as well)
no council tax
no prescriptions, glasses or dental bills
if children in school don't have to pay for dinners, school uniforms
get extra money when it is in the - degrees for extra fuel used
if pregnant £500 maternity grant

some people who work only get the same amount per month that I get and have to pay everything out of their wages.
I think the government are way too stupid the amount they pay to people on benefits, no wonder some people don't want to work.

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transit;7734605

Fair enough, so can i have my money back then please?:)



I tried to stop them sending me the payments so now they just put it into my bank account

vickywil5;7734636

Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because … Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because of that I pay no rent (and get given £15 pw as well) no council tax no prescriptions, glasses or dental billsif children in school don't have to pay for dinners, school uniformsget extra money when it is in the - degrees for extra fuel usedif pregnant £500 maternity grantsome people who work only get the same amount per month that I get and have to pay everything out of their wages.I think the government are way too stupid the amount they pay to people on benefits, no wonder some people don't want to work.



God that really pi$$es me off. :x

vickywil5;7734636

Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because … Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because of that I pay no rent (and get given £15 pw as well) no council tax no prescriptions, glasses or dental billsif children in school don't have to pay for dinners, school uniformsget extra money when it is in the - degrees for extra fuel usedif pregnant £500 maternity grantsome people who work only get the same amount per month that I get and have to pay everything out of their wages.I think the government are way too stupid the amount they pay to people on benefits, no wonder some people don't want to work.



Youre not a typical scouser are you :?

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galareho;7734652

God that really pi$$es me off. :x



I really don't blame you.

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transit;7734658

Youre not a typical scouser are you :?



No, I am really grateful for the help I get, but think that we get far too much help, there really isn't any incentive for some people to go to work.

vickywil5;7734636

Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because … Well I do think it is bad, I am on Esa because of disability, but because of that I pay no rent (and get given £15 pw as well) no council tax no prescriptions, glasses or dental billsif children in school don't have to pay for dinners, school uniformsget extra money when it is in the - degrees for extra fuel usedif pregnant £500 maternity grantsome people who work only get the same amount per month that I get and have to pay everything out of their wages.I think the government are way too stupid the amount they pay to people on benefits, no wonder some people don't want to work.



Dé ja vu

vickywil5;7734677

No, I am really grateful for the help I get, but think that we get far … No, I am really grateful for the help I get, but think that we get far too much help, there really isn't any incentive for some people to go to work.



I'm almost amazed by your view, refreshing and unbelievable coming from a scouser ;-):thumbsup:

transit;7734696

I'm almost amazed by your view, refreshing and unbelievable coming from a … I'm almost amazed by your view, refreshing and unbelievable coming from a scouser ;-):thumbsup:



I'm sure not all scousers are bad!

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transit;7734696

I'm almost amazed by your view, refreshing and unbelievable coming from a … I'm almost amazed by your view, refreshing and unbelievable coming from a scouser ;-):thumbsup:



Well thank you and also we should not all be tarnished with the same brush.

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thesaint;7734687

Dé ja vu



de ja vu from where :?

galareho;7734706

I'm sure not all scousers are bad!



vickywil5;7734711

Well thank you and also we should not all be tarnished with the same … Well thank you and also we should not all be tarnished with the same brush.



Ok will put a very small brush aside for the exceptions :thumbsup:

vickywil5;7734715

de ja vu from where :?



Every few days there is a thread like this. Never mind, they're entertaining.

Bring back national service so those who say cant find a job etc put them in the army.

System is well [email protected]**d, cant fault the OP if need help then fair enough, but many wont work because they better off not.

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thesaint;7734734

Every few days there is a thread like this. Never mind, they're … Every few days there is a thread like this. Never mind, they're entertaining.



Oh didn't know, I am on here virtually everyday and have not seen one yet :oops:

thesaint;7734734

Every few days there is a thread like this. Never mind, they're … Every few days there is a thread like this. Never mind, they're entertaining.



not everybody spends all day/everyday on here, thus missing these "threads like this".

richp;7734761

not everybody spends all day/everyday on here, thus missing these … not everybody spends all day/everyday on here, thus missing these "threads like this".



vickywil5;7734753

Oh didn't know, I am on here virtually everyday and have not seen one yet … Oh didn't know, I am on here virtually everyday and have not seen one yet :oops:



lulz

vickywil5;7734677

No, I am really grateful for the help I get, but think that we get far … No, I am really grateful for the help I get, but think that we get far too much help, there really isn't any incentive for some people to go to work.



:thumbsup: I feel its more of how easy it is to get money from the government, i.e. if you cant be bothered to work, you'll eventually get paid. :?
There seems to be no intensive to push the individual's to find work, if there was only a more forceful scheme for someone to do work if/when they can. But correct me if im wrong, I have no detail insight of these things...

richp;7734761

not everybody spends all day/everyday on here, thus missing these … not everybody spends all day/everyday on here, thus missing these "threads like this".



vickywil5;7734753

Oh didn't know, I am on here virtually everyday and have not seen one yet … Oh didn't know, I am on here virtually everyday and have not seen one yet :oops:



thesaint;7734780

lulz



i had to laugh as well :-D
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