• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

The Idle Bastards....!

#1
More than a third of people being reassessed for incapacity benefit have been found to be capable of some form of work, the Government has said.

Of almost 140,000 people reassessed between December 2011 and February 2012, 36% were found fit for work.

The Department for Work and Pensions said they will get help to move into employment through Jobcentre Plus and the Work Programme.

Employment minister Mark Hoban said: "The old incapacity benefit system condemned too many people to a life on benefits without any hope of ever going back to work. This was simply wrong.

"By reassessing everyone for employment and support allowance we can help thousands of people move from benefits and back into work if they are capable while giving unconditional support to those who need it.

"I am under no illusion, however, that many face a difficult journey back into employment and we know this may take time.

"But for those who aspire to a life off benefits, the intensive support should be available through Jobcentre Plus and the Work Programme to give them the best chance of finding a job."

It is estimated that 1.5 million people will undergo reassessment by 2014.

90% of those cunts in valleys on "benefits" should not even be on incapacity, Idle bastards...time for you "Cripples" to get job.....Lazy cunts..!
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
have you every done one of their medicals? if you can sit for half an hour and answer a phone they consider you fit for a call centre, if you can feed yourself you are fit for a call center.

there is a lot of fraud but its not them that are losing benefits its the honest ones who show what they can actually do rather than put it on.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#5
have you every done one of their medicals? if you can sit for half an hour and answer a phone they consider you fit for a call centre, if you can feed yourself you are fit for a call center.

there is a lot of fraud but its not them that are losing benefits its the honest ones who show what they can actually do rather than put it on.
Sounds good to me, Davros worked.


Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
More than a third of people being reassessed for incapacity benefit have been found to be capable of some form of work, the Government has said.
Governments of all hues bear a responsibility for the situation. Allowing people to claim incapacity benefit massaged the unemployment figures downward. There are approximately 2.5 million people on incapacity benefit. Most figures I've seen suggest 40% of claims are withdrawn before coming in for medical examination, and another 40% of claimants are fit for work in some limited capacity.

As we currently have 2.5 million officially unemployed, it looks as if this figure should be increased by a further 1.5 million to account for the people who claimed disability benefit and those with minor disabilities who are capable of working. This gives us a real figure of 4 million unemployed and one of the worst unemployment rates in Europe. It has also resulted in unnecessary costs of £4 billion a year that could have been trimmed from the welfare bill some time back.

Wordsmith
 
#9
If you're capable of using Facebook/Farmville all day, you're capable of using a laptop for work-at-home jobs.

No issue with paying benefits to people who genuinely need them, but too many take the piss.
 
#11
have you every done one of their medicals? if you can sit for half an hour and answer a phone they consider you fit for a call centre, if you can feed yourself you are fit for a call center.

there is a lot of fraud but its not them that are losing benefits its the honest ones who show what they can actually do rather than put it on.
Luckily no! but if you are claiming incapacity benefit and if you can work in a call centre, then you should! benefit should be the safety net, like most long term unemployed if you havent found a job, we'll give you one...if you don't like it, then find your own.....the cunts.!
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
I was assessed for tennis elbow in the left arm (left handed) which left me with no sensation and inability to write or grip properly and a smashed right wrist with a plate in which needed to be taken back out again as every time I knocked it I fainted.

I was however fit to work in a call centre because I could touch my toes and had my incap cut off three weeks before the plate was taken out and I spent another 12 months getting over that.

I had 14 points, the bloke behind me had 1.

I should maybe point out that there is a lack of call centres capable of taking on 450,000 cripples and stressed layabouts.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
No issue with paying benefits to people who genuinely need them, but too many take the piss.
You need to take this one step further - people that take the piss take potential benefits away from the genuinely deserving.

I'm a believer in tough love - which means you focus on those truly in need. And there are those on disability benefits in genuine need: sufferers from cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis for example. Similarly; soldiers disabled on active service have a claim to the highest standard of care.

For the genuinely disabled, there should be a comfortable council house available with the equipment required to ease their condition. And they should get sufficient benefits to dress well, eat well and have a reasonable social life. Fate has dealt them a sh*tty hand of cards and the state should do its utmost to care for those unfortunate enough to be in such a position.

Every person that abuses the system for personal gain takes money away from the genuinely needy - and that's a despicable thing to do.

Wordsmith
 
#15
They HAD to find people fit for work if nothing else but to cover their costs, now FIND some work that'll pay a mortgage/rent that'll be accomadating to a spastic in a wheel chair as there is a surplus of jobs!
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
the doctor who did me couldn't even speak proper english which was funny - tell me how is your wrist?. fcuking painfull, jolly good.

I claimed incap because I couldn't physically work with my hands beyond a few minutes and couldn't write or sign my name for over a year, it was all I claimed though as it kept my bank account ticking over without being a burden on her. if my grandma hadn't died followed by a grandad two years later I'd have been fcuked.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
or stress in general, in my day we had something proper like a virus.



You lucky bastard we had polio and black death. I know what you mean about the plate. I've a strategically placed pin which on the rare occasion it gets nudged in the proper way. I turn white, throw up and fall over. Sober, apparently it is hugely entertaining to see.

As for all these idle bastards on benefits, assess them and if they are fit for work. Give them a job which they are capable of doing, like assessing if those disabled on benefits are fit for work. What's an able bodied person doing sitting behind a desk in a stuffy office assessing some poor sod with a medical condition of which he knows nothing about. Get him out on to the streets cleaning dogshit, removing graffitti weeding old peoples garden and picking up litter.
 
T

Taffd

Guest
#18
I realise that this is in the NAAFI and therefore all disabos are fair game for a good kicking, the idle bastards, but it would help if you could properly qualify your answers. What exactly in your opinion counts as 'unfit for work'?

It's been said that those who can sit for half an hour are fit to work. Does this mean all people in wheelchairs are fit for work? What if you can only sit for 35 minutes in a given period? Indeed, what if you can only sit for 30 minutes in a given period? What qualifies as the given period?

Those people condemning the lazy cunts, might like to enlighten us as to what, precisely, qualifies somebody as sick, disabled, or unfit for work.
 
#19
If you believe the handwringers about them all being genuine claimants and are not fraudulant lazy twats, then I wouldn't want to live anywhere in the column on the right.

Can we really belive that 1 in every 6 people in Glasgow East are too ill to work?

Should the WHO or some University be there trying to work out why all these people are sick?

However, as mentioned, if the Government allows them to claim, then we shouldn't be too surprised, however, we shouldn't be amazed when they want to take them off benefits too

sickness.JPG

View attachment SN01420.pdf
 
#20
I realise that this is in the NAAFI and therefore all disabos are fair game for a good kicking, the idle bastards, but it would help if you could properly qualify your answers. What exactly in your opinion counts as 'unfit for work'?

It's been said that those who can sit for half an hour are fit to work. Does this mean all people in wheelchairs are fit for work? What if you can only sit for 35 minutes in a given period? Indeed, what if you can only sit for 30 minutes in a given period? What qualifies as the given period?

Those people condemning the lazy cunts, might like to enlighten us as to what, precisely, qualifies somebody as sick, disabled, or unfit for work.
Sick....Like Cancer or any dieases that render you unable to work.....you should be fully supported until well enough to carry on, you could be classed as unfit for work.

Disabled....as you state you legs/back may be fucked but you can do a desk job etc but as you state you should assessed properly.

Unfit for work, priority to get you fit and then get back to work.

But as this is NAAFI..!
Sick: is you or your dad shagging your sister or Dead aunt.

Disabled...a bit spazzy

Unfit for work...A hangover that would kill a civi or raging shits....
 

Latest Threads