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Claiming the dole in Poland.

 
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Claiming the dole in Poland. Reply with quote

Here's an interesting article.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/19/-sp-search-for-only-briton-poland-claiming-benefits

Polish women can claim UK child benefit even after they have moved back to Polska.
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delphian-domine



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you do realise that there's a difference between the UK system of benefits and most other countries? The UK system is universal, while the Polish, Spanish, German, Greek et al systems all work on the basis of having paid into the system first.

As for them claiming child benefit if they move back - if the child is resident in the UK, then they're entitled to it. It's a stupid system and makes no sense whatsoever, but those are the rules. Don't blame Poland for the UK having a downright retarded tax credit/benefit system.
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The UK unemployment benefit is not entirely universal. The main unemployment benefit is Jobseekers Allowance which can be either contribution-based or income-based. Both are taxable, but contribution-based is non-means tested, whereas income-based is means tested.

If you do not qualify for either of these you may be entitled to Income Support.

Everybody gets something which I would hardly call

downright retarded delphian-domine. Overall the UK probably has the most generous benefits system in the world.

Perhaps that is why so many immigrants are risking their lives everyday to get into the UK.
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delphian-domine



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is absolutely retarded in every sense of the word. Giving people money without them ever having contributed anything? Where's the logic in that? Let alone the madness of the tax credit system - which is so ridiculously confusing that even HMRC themselves mess it up frequently.

Universal Credit will help, but that's assuming it ever actually launches country-wide.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As "retarded" as the class system, the House of Lords and the Royal Family ! Welcome to Uncool Britannia !
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