Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bonkers Benefits

My son-in-law Gareth, as you may recall, is still recovering from an appendix operation performed by the Butchers of York nearly two months ago.

He's not having a good time at the moment. The company he works for has now put him on a two-day week because of the recession. So he's applying for jobs, and fortunately interviews are coming in, so we hope it won't be too long before he's offered one of the jobs.

He went along to sign on, just to see if they could by any chance give him any financial help, since he's now earning very little indeed. Let's face it, none of this is his fault and he's doing his very best to get a job.

He is earning £5 too much a week to get jobseeker's allowance.

He is working one hour a week too little to get the working person's tax credit.

My brain hurts.


Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

Your brain hurts? Eat a half price strawberry. Failing that -two strawberries - from your BOGOF deal.

8:28 pm  
Blogger Debby said...

It doesn't matter which government it is, they all make our brains hurt!!!

1:47 pm  
Blogger WendyCarole said...

claiming JSA is a pain the proverbial
I thought it was hours worked so you could work 15 hours 59 mins and claim but over 16 hours not claim.

And working tax credits was money earned

12:19 pm  

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