FATBALLZ wrote: »
Primary school level maths can be applied to resolve the problem.
I'm sure lots of people will whinge about this purely technical change, usually the same people who whinge about any government change to benefits (apart from above inflation increases to them). But managing money over a month is a simple and basic life skill that people should be able to do - and the government has an obligation to keep the system modern and cost effective. Those who can't handle the change should probably be in an institution anyway.
colinw wrote: »
Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver wrote: »
More budgeting problems for us on Benefits and I think those on Benefits who are struggling to make ends meet need to be listened to and not preached at by those who don't have to live on benefits.
NASA wrote: »
Worth bearing in mind that the government are also planning to remove crisis loan payments and if someone wishes to get payment at the start of a claim they can be paid an advance of benefit to be recovered over an agree period. Taken in conjunction with that the change mentioned above doesnt seem all that bad.
maginot wrote: »
Those that work and only get paid every month in arrears are able to budget. Those that are on benefits should have more free time to be able budget.
Perhaps the people who pay the benefits should be listened to more, as they are able to work, budget and provide income for others!
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