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    Quote Originally Posted by Pobby74 View Post
    Ain't that the truth, I'd take the 26k just to be able to be left in peace and have no more brown envelopes dropping through the door. It wouldn't change my work situation though, if I could work I would, no amount of money could change that sadly
    Wouldn't change my situation either, but for those who can work and can't get jobs that's another matter. People on EAS where long term unemployed, likewise those featured on the Big Benefits Handout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David69 View Post
    We hear of so many assessors leaving due to the stress of the job. I wonder how many end up with stress and anxiety issues, resulting in a claim for PIP
    Either none, because they know other assessors will make sure they don't get it, or all because they know exactly what how to qualify (poacher turned gamekeeper in reverse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David69 View Post
    We hear of so many assessors leaving due to the stress of the job. I wonder how many end up with stress and anxiety issues, resulting in a claim for PIP
    Ah so thats who George freeman MP was talking about when he said=

    PIP should only go to 'really disabled' people, not those with anxiety 'taking pills at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archersmate View Post
    I watched the first series of the big benefits giveaway and thought it illustrated that for some people there is a benefits trap. The programme was later discussed on the Wright stuff one morning and compared the idea with the 1980s Enterprise Allowance scheme, the difference being in my opinion that back then you only needed to show you could get £1,000 with inflation over the last 30 years how much would someone realistically need now? £10,000 plus, and who living on benefits long term could even dream of that sort of money. Would you have to show you could get £££, who would you turn to for that?

    The obvious solution copy the tv show, show a business plan, prove you've got the knowledge or skills required, and that there's a market for your business, and get approved to receive a chunk of change (advance benefit payment) to start up with.

    Waddaya fink?
    I think its a brilliant idea, I'm sure there are thousands of people out there who would love to be given the opportunity to kick start a business for themselves instead of having to beg for jobs and having the constant knock backs. Some people just need some simple guidance to be able to blossom.

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    Woaaahhhhh guys

    Getting a bit ahead of ourselves aren't we?

    We all know handouts are only given to the already rich and successful.

    That's what you have to prove first!

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    what like £300 a day for turning up to a day care center ( oops ment house of lords ) with all you can eat and drink thrown in

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobcarerT View Post
    Woaaahhhhh guys

    Getting a bit ahead of ourselves aren't we?

    We all know handouts are only given to the already rich and successful.

    That's what you have to prove first!
    Sorry Robcarer, I have a habit of dropping into common sense mode very occasionally :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pobby74 View Post
    Sorry Robcarer, I have a habit of dropping into common sense mode very occasionally :0)
    Perhaps we should get onto a far more important topic, such as, is a KitKat classed as a chocolate bar or a biscuit?? Lol

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    Topic, yum. Why did marathon turn into snickers ? and what kind of name is that anyway ?

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    we all know a Jaffa cake is a cake. because

    its says so on the label
    it contains sponge
    it contains orangey jelly like cake filling.

    but according to the DWP it doesn't match the criteria, which is very specific. A biscuit is of any shape, can be dunked in tea, and can have a chocolate covering (digestive, hob knob etc) or a jam or jelly filling (jammie dodger) but not both. As a Jaffa cake has both fillings it is not a cake.

    A cake can be of any shape, cut with a knife, have a variety of coverings such as chocolate, and a variety of filings such as jam or jelly. You may get one large cake in a box. You might get a dozen mini cakes in a plastic packet with individual cup holdings. As Jaffa cakes are sold in excess of 12 in a pack and are not separated individually, they are not a cake.

    You don't score any points so you cant have a Jaffa.

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