The inflexibility of Government jobsworth

#1
Rules are rules......

From the Portsmouth News.

War hero, 94, is denied cash to heat his home.
Bob McGowan has been deprived of £300 winter fuel allowance because he was one day late with his application. He is considering returning his Second World War medals as a protest.
Despite his age and the six years he spent fighting for his country across Europe, Asia and Africa, the Pension Service said it could not show flexibility on the deadline.

[full article in the newspaper but not computer literate enough to link]
 
#4
exile1 said:
Rules are rules......

From the Portsmouth News.

War hero, 94, is denied cash to heat his home.
Bob McGowan has been deprived of £300 winter fuel allowance because he was one day late with his application. He is considering returning his Second World War medals as a protest.
Despite his age and the six years he spent fighting for his country across Europe, Asia and Africa, the Pension Service said it could not show flexibility on the deadline.

[full article in the newspaper but not computer literate enough to link]
I'm not sure I understand this. Is he claiming back-pay for something from 2 years ago, or is he now denied the money forever because of moving into a house a day after the deadline?

Sympathy if the latter. None if the former.
 
#6
ashie said:
exile1 said:
Rules are rules......

From the Portsmouth News.

War hero, 94, is denied cash to heat his home.
Bob McGowan has been deprived of £300 winter fuel allowance because he was one day late with his application. He is considering returning his Second World War medals as a protest.
Despite his age and the six years he spent fighting for his country across Europe, Asia and Africa, the Pension Service said it could not show flexibility on the deadline.

[full article in the newspaper but not computer literate enough to link]
I'm not sure I understand this. Is he claiming back-pay for something from 2 years ago, or is he now denied the money forever because of moving into a house a day after the deadline?

Sympathy if the latter. None if the former.

Not really surprising from you ya cvnt…
 
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#7
Negligent-Discharge said:
Surely SSAFA could step in and let the old boy keep his medals....
How about an ARRSE whip round?

Edited to say:

2,133 days on active service overseas? Nails.

His generation shouldn't have to worry about heating their homes FFS.
 
#9
Oil_Slick said:
ashie said:
exile1 said:
Rules are rules......

From the Portsmouth News.

War hero, 94, is denied cash to heat his home.
Bob McGowan has been deprived of £300 winter fuel allowance because he was one day late with his application. He is considering returning his Second World War medals as a protest.
Despite his age and the six years he spent fighting for his country across Europe, Asia and Africa, the Pension Service said it could not show flexibility on the deadline.

[full article in the newspaper but not computer literate enough to link]
I'm not sure I understand this. Is he claiming back-pay for something from 2 years ago, or is he now denied the money forever because of moving into a house a day after the deadline?

Sympathy if the latter. None if the former.
Not really surprising from you ya cvnt…
Fair enough. I should have said "Less if the former". But I hope you get my drift. If he's been banned forever it's appalling.
 
#10
exile1 said:
Usual Ashie indefensible spin and obfuscation.

Yup…


Plenty like him at Nuremburg… I was only obeying orders and following the rules.


Hopefully ashie will die a long, slow, painful and lonely death.
 
#11
exile1 said:
Rules are rules......

From the Portsmouth News.

War hero, 94, is denied cash to heat his home.
Bob McGowan has been deprived of £300 winter fuel allowance because he was one day late with his application. He is considering returning his Second World War medals as a protest.
Despite his age and the six years he spent fighting for his country across Europe, Asia and Africa, the Pension Service said it could not show flexibility on the deadline.

[full article in the newspaper but not computer literate enough to link]
Classic apparatchik bollocks.

Rules is Rules.

Once again, no one with a brain in the department involved.


Veteran entitled to £300 no chance. Banks need another few billion? Come on down!(1)


(1) No need to hurry, bank(2) your bonuses first.

(2) In a nice offshore account.
 
#12
I feel for this bloke, but have to ask when do you stop making allowances? Yes he was a day late to qualify. What if he was two days late or a week?
I'm sure it is not in the gift of the "jobsworth" to make allowances. I imagine the dates are set to stop multiple claims. If it's wrong it's the system for qualifying that needs altering.
Incidentally, the fact that he served overseas does not, for me, affect this situation
 
#13
DemsMaShoes said:
I feel for this bloke, but have to ask when do you stop making allowances? Yes he was a day late to qualify. What if he was two days late or a week?
I'm sure it is not in the gift of the "jobsworth" to make allowances. I imagine the dates are set to stop multiple claims. If it's wrong it's the system for qualifying that needs altering.
Incidentally, the fact that he served overseas does not, for me, affect this situation
My Bold.

You remind me of our Leader...
 
#14
DemsMaShoes said:
I feel for this bloke, but have to ask when do you stop making allowances? Yes he was a day late to qualify. What if he was two days late or a week?
My bold - I would suggest sometime after we've ensured that people who are 94 years old can heat their homes to stop themselves from freezing to death. FFS there are times when there has to be some flexibility and I'm pretty sure that stopping OAP's dying unnecessarily is one of them.
 
#15
One day late in his aplication FFS. I bet if he was over paid on his heating allowance he would not be abloe to get away with "You were one day late asking for it back".
These jobsworths should be reminded that they work for us not the other way around.
 
#16
DemsMaShoes said:
I feel for this bloke, but have to ask when do you stop making allowances? Yes he was a day late to qualify. What if he was two days late or a week?
I'm sure it is not in the gift of the "jobsworth" to make allowances. I imagine the dates are set to stop multiple claims. If it's wrong it's the system for qualifying that needs altering.
Incidentally, the fact that he served overseas does not, for me, affect this situation
How's about the application of some good old fashioned common sense?
 
#17
smff73 said:
DemsMaShoes said:
I feel for this bloke, but have to ask when do you stop making allowances? Yes he was a day late to qualify. What if he was two days late or a week?
I'm sure it is not in the gift of the "jobsworth" to make allowances. I imagine the dates are set to stop multiple claims. If it's wrong it's the system for qualifying that needs altering.
Incidentally, the fact that he served overseas does not, for me, affect this situation
How's about the application of some good old fashioned common sense?
Because in the warm and fluffy Libour Utopia we all now live in it is old fashioned (and therefore a hideous relic of an oppressive past) and not at all common
 
#18
Track_Link said:
You remind me of our Leader...
Thank you. Are you suggesting that his service should give him priority?

To SMFF73. Unfortunately there is no room for the use of common sense or manoeuvre in the present system. As I said it's that which needs alteration to prevent such situations.
 
#19
DemsMaShoes, Given his venerable age, and having spent six years on almost continuous active service defending our rights to be here let alone being able to voice our freedom to do so, then there should be some flexibility especially this week of all weeks. Generally, we seem to have morphed a nation of jobsworth automatons doing the will of those in power to the letter with no thought to compassion for those that deserve it. It's not a question of priority in this case although yes, I think ex-forces should go to the front of the queue when it comes to services. To me it's a question of earning that right to go to the front of the queue so to speak.
 
#20
DemsMaShoes said:
Track_Link said:
You remind me of our Leader...
Thank you. Are you suggesting that his service should give him priority?
You're fucking right I am.

Forgive me for getting on the well used outrage bus, but that chaps Generation did just enough to deserve some heating IMHO.
 

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