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Its about helping people get their entitlement! Not about benefits policy!

edited 2 August 2010 at 2:47PM in Benefits & Tax Credits
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edited 2 August 2010 at 2:47PM in Benefits & Tax Credits
Its about helping people get their entitlement! Not about benefits policy!

This board is here for help and support for those on or looking to claim benefits, not for judgement.


It’s ONLY focus is helping people with their money.


It's here to help people find out what they are entitled to under the current system, and to help them get it.


Benefits provide a lifeline for many, and this site is here to help people with their money, and not to judge. Of course, how to illegally defraud the benefits system shouldn't be discussed here, but ensuring you're getting your entitlement is exactly what it’s about.


We all know the benefits system is a mess – but that’s for the discussion time.


Whatever you're political persuasion, we're all aware the benefits system is a mess. Whether it’s the malpayments of tax credits, benefit fraud, or simply the fact that sometimes it doesn't pay to work - everyone has their grumble.


Yet to discuss the benefits system itself and issues around it, the appropriate place isn't here but the Discussion time Board and even there, please remember courtesy and not to make it personal about anyone. This site's prime purpose it to help people with their money and I will always act to protect that.


Thanks for your co-operation


Martin

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  • edited 2 August 2010 at 1:24PM
    Former_MSE_DanFormer_MSE_Dan
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    edited 2 August 2010 at 1:24PM
    Hi folks,

    We wanted to draw your attention back to this notice by Martin, and this post that he made over the weekend:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=35247283&postcount=16

    The benefits board has been consuming a disproportionate amount of the forum team's time over the past few months, and it is vital everyone who psots here reads these notices.

    The key point is this: "Want to discuss the benefits system? Go to the discussion board". This board is for helping people get what they are entitled to.

    So, these general rules will continue to apply, and the forum team will be taking action against any breaches of these over the next few weeks...

    IN THE BENEFITS BOARD

    This board is for people to work out what they are entitled to, and we hope other forummers will continue to provide invaluable help in this.

    However, anyone disrupting threads in this board with their views on the benefits system, making impolite comments about benefits claimaints, or taking part in arguments (whether or not you started them) will have action taken against them

    If you spot a thread promoting benefit fraud, please report it to abuse.

    IN DISCUSSION TIME

    As long as opinions on the benefits system are expressed politely, and refrain from personal comments, then debate is totally allowed within Discussion Time.

    Please do not take part in bad-tempered arguments in Discussion Time, and accept that everyone is entitled to their views. If you do not feel you can participate in debates in that board without becoming offended or argumentative, please refrain from posting in those discussions.

    Obviously, posts which break the forum rules should still be reported to abuse and you should NOT engage in discussion about the rule-breaking. The forum team are obliged to read through the whole of any discussion so that they can make a fair decision, and hundreds of argumentative posts massively increases the reaction time.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    Dan
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    If you spot a rate change that we haven't already mentioned or added into articles or tips, Please send me a PM about it




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    Will Benefits Board users please have another read of this and remind themselves of the rules?

    Thank you!
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