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Old 24-03-2020, 10:45   #2641
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

A bit of context, folks. Jezza would have happily run up a massive and unsustainable state spending bill in ordinary times, rather than waiting for a massive pandemic crisis that demands an exceptional response. Personally I think the UK has dodged a massive bullet by not having him in charge right now.
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Old 24-03-2020, 10:58   #2642
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

Not a great fan of Boris as people know but Corbyn would have been a unmitigated disaster on a richter scale of 8.

Although after this is all over there does need to be a national realisation among politicians and the populace as to why we were so utterly unprepared for this crisis in the first place and how we can be far more prepared for a future crisis which will inevitably come.
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Old 24-03-2020, 11:08   #2643
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

I've just had a chuckle on Facebook, there's a post going round suggesting that ATOS and Capita should get involved.

Everybody will be miraculously cured of any virus related issues and fit for work in no time
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I've just had a chuckle on Facebook, there's a post going round suggesting that ATOS and Capita should get involved.

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Old 25-03-2020, 13:11   #2645
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

Universal Credit backlog.

Half a million people have applied for Universal Credit in the last nine days. 105,000 of these claims were made yesterday alone! The DWP are to start ringing claimants instead of forcing them to call them. Problems with the online identity check system haven't helped, so 10,000 extra staff are to be redeployed to help to clear the backlog.
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Old 27-03-2020, 17:40   #2646
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

Reassessments may be suspended, but the DWP refuses to say whether disabled people who are affected by the coronavirus will have their benefits stopped or not if the reassessment process had already begun:

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.co...ights-covid-19
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

Self-employed can continue to work as they receive support.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52053914
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Self-employed can continue to work as they receive support.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52053914
Its also taxable.
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Re: The state benefits system mega-thread.

DWP update regarding new Universal Credit claimants.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/d...we-ll-call-you
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MP's want to hear about your experiences of claiming benefits:

https://welfareweekly.com/mps-want-t...y_news_updates
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