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No local connection 20 Dec 2018 09:25 #12255

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I've heard about this rule for some time and wanted to know if it has ever been questioned legally?
Surely we must be allowed to claim from our own benefits system anywhere in this country?

I know this isnt a hot topic but i've always thought this rule is utter bullshit...along with many others of the benefit system.
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No local connection 20 Dec 2018 09:28 #12256

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Now Thats a good Question, Short Answer; But like you one would think you can claim anywhere in UK, Humm
Will have a look into this. :)
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No local connection 22 Dec 2018 20:21 #12308

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Cant say for certain Chester but as long as you are not living at a registered address you can claim from anywhere in the UK, but still have to choose a fixed office to sign at but if you have a home address you have to sign on within that area.
I think once every 6 months you are allowed to sign on at a different office within the UK and the usual job search conditions apply or at least that was my understanding how things worked under JSA
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No local connection 23 Dec 2018 11:21 #12324

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chester wrote:
I've heard about this rule for some time and wanted to know if it has ever been questioned legally?
Surely we must be allowed to claim from our own benefits system anywhere in this country?

I know this isnt a hot topic but i've always thought this rule is utter bullshit...along with many others of the benefit system.

I agree, it's bullshit.

A claimant's main home in the UK is not determinative of the right to claim a benefit.
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No local connection 23 Dec 2018 14:22 #12341

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Thanks very much for that/
Its the clearest explanation i've had.
I'd heard the no local connection from working with a local homeless day centre and always wondered why it hadnt been challenged.

Thanks again
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No local connection 26 Dec 2018 20:31 #12389

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Cant say for certain Chester but as long as you are not living at a registered address you can claim from anywhere in the UK, but still have to choose a fixed office to sign at but if you have a home address you have to sign on within that area.
This'll be me for the next few months. I am now officially "homeless" and while I will have a temporary place to stay I will explain to my work roach at my next meeting that I shall be travelling the country extensively for the next few weeks/months looking for permanent accommodation/somewhere to work. Should be a fun few months ahead...!
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No local connection 26 Dec 2018 22:33 #12394

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not sure how that will go for you tarquin i would have thought they would try and tie you down to a specific office when you make a claim
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No local connection 27 Dec 2018 09:37 #12401

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Given that they expect claimants to travel all over the place looking for a job, surely there is some flexibility there for claimants who may not be in their `home town` to visit ANY job centre who can pull up their details? Especially in circumstances like Tarquin`s where he has no choice but to stay focussed on finding a permanent address again (number ONE priority) and trying to stay in touch with the jobs market as and when he is able to. How they expect someone to find a job, keep it and not have a home is unjustified. I know many people can do this but it`s not a solid foundation for anyone.
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No local connection 27 Dec 2018 11:20 #12404

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Given that they expect claimants to travel all over the place looking for a job, surely there is some flexibility there for claimants who may not be in their `home town` to visit ANY job centre who can pull up their details? Especially in circumstances like Tarquin`s where he has no choice but to stay focussed on finding a permanent address again and trying to stay in touch with the jobs market as and when he is able to. How they expect someone to find a job, keep it and not have a home,.
For years during the 80s & 90s I had no fixed "Home" mostly lived in my Transet Van, Had a "Proxy Home address" (Po box using Boat-mail) even with no internet or mobile phones back then had no problem keeping in touch with DWP when required, My Priority was getting work & earning money, Homes are not essential, more so today when Mobility is key.

A Very Good Example today is "The Travellers Community" Thy claim every benefit under the sun, Never had a fixed "Home" and they have no problem.
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No local connection 27 Dec 2018 16:34 #12410

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Paul wrote: A Very Good Example today is "The Travellers Community" Thy claim every benefit under the sun, Never had a fixed "Home" and they have no problem.

That is a good example Paul. I wonder how they do it because travellers don`t stay in the same location all the time unless they live in a static caravan park run by a local authority? Some run their own businesses too. Having a van or a means of transport can also be a lifeline but not all claimants drive sadly.
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No local connection 28 Dec 2018 00:08 #12424

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Never Meet any Travellers Living on a Static Site, static caravan park run by a local authority? They will avoid such places like the plague, as would I in the same situation,
I Like them prefer to live "Off The Grid" No Pigs, No Scum; Let me live my Life MY WAY, B)
Im sure there is some Gypsy in me from a past Life. B)

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but not all claimants drive sadly.

In any Travellers Community There is always plenty of people who can Drive/Help anyone who for whatever reason cannot drive, Its a Community like most people can never understand.
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No local connection 28 Dec 2018 13:22 #12431

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not sure how that will go for you tarquin i would have thought they would try and tie you down to a specific office when you make a claim

I think this is more or less what they said at my UC ID interview.

But now I'm fecking annoyed... I had a phone call this morning, which said private number. I figured it would be the jobcentre so I answered it, and it was my previous jobcentre before I was evicted...! Anyway the conversation was to tell me that I had a message unread on my UC account, and he went to hang up. I told him to hold on, and where the hell is my JSA payment which should've been paid last week? He gave some fuzzy answer about how the money is transferred to UC on closure of JSA but I think he was bullshitting...

So, I looked online (if they wished to check the IP from where I logged in they'd see me as logging in from the Netherlands...!) and it was just a message from who I imagine will be my designated work roach, answering my query on why my JSA wasn't able to be transferred to new jobcentre. She said that really it should have been transferred but as I've now opened a UC account that is now not possible. Basically my new jobcentre told a pack of lies when they said they couldn't transfer my JSA.

What a surprise eh... people at the jobcentre telling lies....?!?! :angry:
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