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Why the discrepancy?

#2
POLICY - the very ****ing word drives me to a blind rage.

These people who process such applications do so without thinking in blind accordance with policy, this kind of thing happens all the time, when I applied for disability living allowance I was awarded mobility at the middle rate because I was relatively young and I might get better - they are clearly under the impression limbs grow back.

They'll be plenty of people helping this lad and I bet someone is currently on the case.
 
#3
Dingerr - I thought that disabled servicemen could queue jump is this not the case? I was wondering that if there are so many service charites, RBL, Help for Heroes, Haig housing, and MOD funds that there is no central point co-ordination everything and people fall through the net???
 
#5
trust me, injured or non injured service men get no special treatment. i've come across the housing thing before now and they do not give a flying fcuk. unless your names gupta your nothng.
me and my wife had to kick,scream and kick and scream again. it got that bad we was living in the car for a couple of weeks. my wifes disabled and got told 'so what'.
if it wasnt for me being more determined everytime we got knocked back we'd still be on the street.
it riles me to fcuk that these ******* would be more than happy to let a homeless soldier rot and bend over backwards to accomadate those not deserving.
honestly, if you want a house with all the trimmings? change name to gupta or be a drain on society
 
#6
In housing terms he IS a priority case. Most asylum seekers in million pound housing are in London, in which case their housing benefit covers it (due to the stupid amounts that local councils are willing to pay, but not for long), Also the houses they first go into as asylum seekers aren't unsually the ones they end up living in once they get leave to remain, it usually gets a lot worse! The Asylum teams in local councils tend to get the best pick of the houses, possibly so that if they want (councils) to sell them off, they will gain more money for them than dumps on council estates.
HOWEVER, in the case of Alex, if the lift got stuck a few times, he then couldn't get home, he could then rent local / private housing and have housing benefit pay for the property as long it was within what is known as the "Local housing allowance".
So for 2 kids and a couple (looking at Thurrock, where he lives) it would be about £675 per month. As a priority he could get the local council to trump up the deposit and then housing benefit would pay up to (can rent over if you pay the extra) £675 for the property he lives in. Not totally sure, but with 2 kids, he might want a 3 bedroomed house, if he can find one for the same price, they might pay that amount, but not over as the kids are the same sex and can share a room according to housing law. RBL will know all of this as they do have housing officers in their ranks.
 
#7
trust me, injured or non injured service men get no special treatment. i've come across the housing thing before now and they do not give a flying fcuk. unless your names gupta your nothng.
me and my wife had to kick,scream and kick and scream again. it got that bad we was living in the car for a couple of weeks. my wifes disabled and got told 'so what'.
if it wasnt for me being more determined everytime we got knocked back we'd still be on the street.
it riles me to fcuk that these ******* would be more than happy to let a homeless soldier rot and bend over backwards to accomadate those not deserving.
honestly, if you want a house with all the trimmings? change name to gupta or be a drain on society
Disability means priority - BY LAW they have to house you, even in emergency accom, if that's a B&B, then it is. Also children means priority as well, forces is only a priority for the first year after leaving the forces.
 
#8
If anyone has a problem being told to f&^K off from the council from housing and you have kids / disabilities etc just say "OK then. I'm going to speak to Shelter" most housing groups poo their pants like a small child on a roller coaster when this happens and they'll find you something in 2 minutes flat.
 
#12
It just seemed strange to me that one guy could have an all dancing all singin whistles and bells pad and the other was stuck up a tower block with 2 kiddies
 
#13
Could be that someone is acutally homeless, if they are in Temp accom, they will be pushed harder to bid or go for crap properties, mainly due to the "You're homeless, you should be grateful for what you get" attitude of councils. My wife and I are on a housing list as we rent, we are jack shit in the listings because we work (me full, wifey part time) and we have a roof over our heads, but if we got somewhere and refused it, then we carry on. For someone who is homeless they will say that they can sleep on the streets if they don't want it, you've got the chance for a house, take it or bugger off. I know people have said Manchester council is very harsh for this tactic.
 
#14
Just a thought. Say someone had a 2 bedroom property that they would rather rent to ex forces what should they do? Indeed if it needed converting for disabled who should they approach? And as a bytheway if they treat the property like an Aldershot pub what do they do?
 
#16
Just a thought.
1)Say someone had a 2 bedroom property that they would rather rent to ex forces what should they do?
2)Indeed if it needed converting for disabled who should they approach?
3)And as a bytheway if they treat the property like an Aldershot pub what do they do?
1) Advertise in ex army places (but remember it is discrimination)
2) Speak to the local council for a list of basic adaptations, or try a local charity who deal with disabilities
3) Behave like the landlord in an Aldershot pub (Or hang on to their deposit like a gold bar).
 
#17
Re DLA. It comes in 2 parts (Mobility (High and Low) and Care Component (High, Middle and Low)). How long ago were you awarded the DLA? Did you appeal it? Good website for correct 'answers' in how to fill out these stupid forms is Benefits and Work
 
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#18
It just seemed strange to me that one guy could have an all dancing all singin whistles and bells pad and the other was stuck up a tower block with 2 kiddies
One is an extremely valuable new addition to UK society, one who`s mere presence here culturally enriches us, may the blessings of Allah be upon him. The other is a no- account Brit with guts, a dying breed. As such he may safely be dumped on the garbage heap.
 
#19
Re DLA. It comes in 2 parts (Mobility (High and Low) and Care Component (High, Middle and Low)). How long ago were you awarded the DLA? Did you appeal it? Good website for correct 'answers' in how to fill out these stupid forms is Benefits and Work
Good point - Also photocopy the form, I've known people get one rate, hae to re-apply the following year for some stupid reason and then get it reduced by mistake.
 
#20
Disability means priority - BY LAW they have to house you, even in emergency accom, if that's a B&B, then it is. Also children means priority as well, forces is only a priority for the first year after leaving the forces.
thankyou for the infoi never knew its a legal thing, we have a 2 bed downstairs adapted flat now. it would be good to know if i could see it through to get these ***** done for what they did to us.
as you can imagine, like anyone else i'm very protective of my whench and any **** basically saying '**** off' is making me more and more detrmined, i'll get the last laugh on them
 

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