I have a wee cousin whos only turned 18 a few months ago who lives in belfast and hes wanting to move down here to me in teh west as he's having some trouble with the paramiltaries in belfast. He has got on the wrong side of these scumbags and they are going to shot him in teh legs and arms if he doesnt leave teh area where hes living now.
Ive told him to come down here to me but will he have any problems trying to sign on the dole. I moved down here in similar circumstances but when i moved, i could walk into the social welfare office and have my money sorted in a few weeks but now ive heard that if your from the north, your not entitled to dole unless youve lived here for at least a few years and worked.
Can someone here give me some advice on what to do because this is sort of an emergancey. If this was a few years ago, i would have been able to look after him myself without any need for the dole but seeing as we are in bad times, im barely looking after my own family