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That's right, our lovely DWP and JCP who want you to get back in to employment but when it comes to the crunch are unwilling to help you when you need a little bit of help and this set you up to FAIL!

 

As you know I am on UC, I lost £95.00pm when moved from ESA and HB so am struggling.

I have been applying for work but getting nowhere

 

my work coach (work coach LOL) says to me "try registering with agencies and seeing if they can help" ... OK,

I email a few agencies and I geta reply from Hays and speak with them on the phone about my work history and background etc.

 

They tell me that they may have a few openings and would like to meet me

- fine, train fare to town return is £9.40.

 

As I am on UC almost £10 means a lot of food shopping and it is an amount that I can hardly 'lose' at the moment given my financial circumstances.

 

I email my 'work coach' and say I have arranged an appt with the agency and I would like to claim my fare back.

 

Guess what? DWP WON'T PAY IT as it is not an actual interview just registration.

So I say "if I want interviews I need to register so I am on their books"

- the answer (like a robot) "No we cannot pay your fare"

 

Fine, end of story, appointment cancelled

- you want to know why I have not been doing as you say and seeing agencies?

 

BECAUSE YOU (DWP) ARE NOT HELPING ME AT ALL WHEN I AM TRYING TO BE PROACTIVE FINDING WORK!!!!

 

What part of I am on UC and struggle with rent/food do you not understand?

 

Want me back in work and off UC then HELP ME WITH A LOUSY TRAIN FARE!

 

Angry? Yeah, expected this? Yeah ... DWP ... no help at all,

 

just keep cutting peoples money and offering no help at all.

 

Pathetic.

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Have you complained to your local MP?

 

This is exactly the sort of thing they need to be made accountable for, after all it's there train set, and only they can change the trisection of the [edited] DWP.

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Pejorative terms removed.

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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That's right, our lovely DWP and JCP who want you to get back in to employment but when it comes to the crunch are unwilling to help you when you need a little bit of help and this set you up to FAIL!

 

If I lose my current job, I won't (thankfully) qualify for UC, so would fall back on claiming JSA. However, because I have a lodger, I wouldn't qualify for any JSA payments unless I made her homeless. Jumping through the UC/JSA hoops just for the national insurance contributions hardly seems worth the effort, and I most certainly will not take part in the next version of the Work Programme without substantial renumeration.

 

UC is a source of constant worry for my lodger, and the system failures in processing her payments constantly means she is in arrears with the rent. Just as well that I'm understanding and sympathetic in letting the arrears accrue.

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Ask about programmes such as Work and Health, which are designed to help those that have had health issues back into work. JCP will refer you and the organisation that runs the programmes will pay for travel costs to go to interviews with agencies etc. The work coaches don't have access to funds themselves to pay, but if you sign up to companies that receive funding, they can pay the costs you are concerned about.

 

If I lose my current job, I won't (thankfully) qualify for UC, so would fall back on claiming JSA. However, because I have a lodger, I wouldn't qualify for any JSA payments unless I made her homeless. Jumping through the UC/JSA hoops just for the national insurance contributions hardly seems worth the effort, and I most certainly will not take part in the next version of the Work Programme without substantial renumeration.

 

UC is a source of constant worry for my lodger, and the system failures in processing her payments constantly means she is in arrears with the rent. Just as well that I'm understanding and sympathetic in letting the arrears accrue.

 

Your lodger can request for DWP to pay the rent directly to you, provided there is evidence of a rent agreement. If the lodger is getting housing costs as part of their UC claim, this should have been verified. It is simply a case of the lodger making the request and you as the landlord will be asked to confirm your details to get paid direct.

 

The rules on direct payment to landlords changed early this month. Before the process was a bit messy. Depends on how good your lodger is in dealing with their benefits claim. If they are having problems with payments, it might suggest that there are other issues, you may not be aware of. UC is a digital service, where the claimant can print off their statement showing everything included in a month, including any deductions due to be taken off. If payments are late, perhaps your lodger has not met their commitments on time. They need to log into their UC regularly to undertake any actions required of them.

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If they are having problems with payments, it might suggest that there are other issues, you may not be aware of.[...] perhaps your lodger has not met their commitments on time.

 

Moving just before Christmas coupled with the seasonal delays that the festive period brings were at the heart of the payment problems. Due to a medical condition, she is currently exempt from looking for work or even engaging with the DWP. Over the next couple of months, I would hope things settle down and payments are made on time & the arrears cleared. With a bit of advice and guidance on budgeting along with life skills (she is young and still finding her feet in the world), I'm sure she will get to grips with the finances.

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Thank you to the site team for deleting the reply from yet another troll. I saw it last night and simply ignored it. I seem to attract them these days. I know I sometimes go off on a tangent and that is through sheer frustration so please let me know if I need to tone down my posts. I guess as this has not been deleted/altered it is ok.

 

I do find this a great site to vent as well as get valuable advice - it is just a shame, I guess like most sites, with people who can remain anonymous and hide behind keyboards they can get away with saying what they want provoking a reaction.

 

Keep up the good work guys and gals!

 

P.S What is this I now have under my user name "I record my calls.Do you?"

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P.S What is this I now have under my user name "I record my calls.Do you?"

 

It's an advert for Truecall, the ''Rolls Royce'' of telephone recorders, every home should have one!

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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