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  • "
    InTheKnowOk wrote:
    RollandSmoke wrote:
    InTheKnowOk wrote:
    Basically the less you have, the better off you are ... end of ....
    So if you've got nothing you've cracked it? And if your getting £30,000 and upwards because you may be loosing more money than someone with nothing you are worse off? Do the nurses know you're using the computer?
    Of course you are better off, the less you have the more benefits you get, which includes free eye checks, free prescriptions, free dental checks, Council tax reduction, reduced rent, help with University fees, even help with funeral costs for your partner, the list is endless ...
    What if you just want to get from one week to the next what is the minimum amount required to do that? Well before any of the bedroom tax and the 25% reduction in council tax benefit the legal minimum you were deemed to require was more or less what someone on JSA would receive. Now some are paying the bedroom tax and the 25% of their council tax but the amount which was deemed to be just about the legal minimum hasn't changed so how is what they are getting now still deemed the legal minimum or even legal? You may be the sort of person who is constantly going to the doctors or having their eyes checked but it's surely not an everyday thing. If you need a free prescription it would suggest you were not well and you were taking steps to improve the situation."
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