NASA wrote: »
Surely even if you are paid twice a month (or so) then that is a risk?
Not a valid point IMO.
looby75 wrote: »
there is always that risk but the risk is somewhat mitigated if the amount available in your account is small. What if a she has a manic episode a day or so after a whole months benefits payments have landed in her account.
By their very nature manic episodes can happen at any time and I will admit it's something I hadn't thought about. Maybe there should be an option for people who have mental health issues to "opt out" if they feel they need to.
NASA wrote: »
Then everyone will do it citing a mental health problem.
Its a lame argument in my opinion. Again I feel the need to ask the question of what people who work while battling mental illness have to do? They can ask their employer to pay weekly/two weekly but I sincerely doubt that most employers will break their cycle.
People on benefits have to appreciate that it costs money for a simple money transaction. While some methods cost less than others it still adds up.
xXMessedUpXx wrote: »
I'm !!!!ed if i have a manic episode at the end of the month. I'll most likely end up spending it and have nothing to live on for the rest of the month. I'm going to have to give my cash card to my flatmate or something
elvis86 wrote: »
This has to be the worst argument yet!
"What if I get my month's benefits on Tuesday, pass those gorgeous shoes in Harvey Nicks' window on Wednesday and can't resist blowing the lot on them..?" ...Um, you and your kids starve because of your irresponsibility, I guess.
Anyone who finds themselves on benefits should be grateful to receive them, not dictating when and how they want them paid! Jeeez! Some people really have lost the plot, this "entitlement culture" is sickening.
As other's have said, with utilities, loans, phone bills etc all generally paid monthly, it makes more sense to pay benefits monthly too? If it costs the taxpayer less in admin costs/costs associated with making the payments, then all the better IMO.
It's about time we stopped mollycoddling benefit recipients. It's unhelpful to those who are useless and need a kick up the backside, but (as claimants have said above) it's equally insulting to those who are perfectly capable of managing their money!
If you plan to get a place via 'clearing'
Lower your band & save £1,000s
Past-best-before health food etc