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16-01-2013, 23:25   #1
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social welfare inspector!!!

hey was just wondering could anyone give me some advice heres the situation..

Lived with my guy friend (No not boyfriend) for a year an moved out 9 months ago, told him I was having money problems but being honest couldn't stand his prick of a boyfriend..

So moved back home an informed the dole of my change of address as I have a part time job and receive casual dockets..

3 Fridays in a row last October a social welfare inspector called to my home address, my mother informed him that i work Fridays could he call another day, then i got a letter in the door a few days ago to attend a meeting.

So this stuck up bi*ch who looked down her nose at me for the whole interview is accusing me of cohabiting with my friend an told me she has been going around asking my neighbours all about me.. she even slipped up she went to my local shop to see did they know anything about me.. Can they actually do this????
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16-01-2013, 23:37   #2
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No, Fifi, they cannot do that as blatantly as you have posted. If you are telling the truth, I would advise that you write to her manager and complain.
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hey was just wondering could anyone give me some advice heres the situation..

Lived with my guy friend (No not boyfriend) for a year an moved out 9 months ago, told him I was having money problems but being honest couldn't stand his prick of a boyfriend..

So moved back home an informed the dole of my change of address as I have a part time job and receive casual dockets..

3 Fridays in a row last October a social welfare inspector called to my home address, my mother informed him that i work Fridays could he call another day, then i got a letter in the door a few days ago to attend a meeting.

So this stuck up bi*ch who looked down her nose at me for the whole interview is accusing me of cohabiting with my friend an told me she has been going around asking my neighbours all about me.. she even slipped up she went to my local shop to see did they know anything about me.. Can they actually do this????
They do not do that sort of thing, maybe this one was stalking you and looking through the window. Who knows.
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I would plan to record any future meetings with her for your own benefit if they lie or bend the rules and you have recorded the conversation you have evidence to back up any statement you may make or if you were to lose your benefit because of this idiot and you were to appeal the decision. She will be trying to catch people out the whole time it is her job to do so. If she says something and goes back on it because she knows she is in the wrong and you have her saying whatever it is recorded she won't have a leg to stand on. Dont let the looking down the noes thing get to you if it were'nt for people on the dole she would be out of a job. It's the same as the idiots in fas useless. I hope everything works out for you.
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I knew she wouldnt be allowed do this.. Went for the paper last Sunday an the woman behind the counter told me she was asking questions about me, and pretended she knew me.. asked where would she find me and am I still with my boyfriend!

My friend had an interview with the same woman the other day an she commented on his xmas lights saying "looks like a girl done them" no man could put them up that nice, in all fairness he only had a few stickers on the bloody window..
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Maybe she fancies you?
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I doubt that very much apache!!

Thanks for the advice juice, will def record the next time I meet her I'm sure that wont be long away as she has gone an means tested the few bob I get from them the days I'm not working..

I came out of there feeling like ****!! Is is not good enough for them that I'm working part time, its the best I can get at the moment..
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I knew she wouldnt be allowed do this.. Went for the paper last Sunday an the woman behind the counter told me she was asking questions about me, and pretended she knew me.. asked where would she find me and am I still with my boyfriend!

My friend had an interview with the same woman the other day an she commented on his xmas lights saying "looks like a girl done them" no man could put them up that nice, in all fairness he only had a few stickers on the bloody window..
So you live with a guy that was gay from your Original post, and now move back home? Were you getting rent allowance? Surely just give them the landlords number and thats sorted then no?
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So you live with a guy that was gay from your Original post, and now move back home? Were you getting rent allowance? Surely just give them the landlords number and thats sorted then no?
Recieved rent allowance for 3 months in the apartment then got my job so it stopped.. What landlord?? Im living back home now..
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Recieved rent allowance for 3 months in the apartment then got my job so it stopped.. What landlord?? Im living back home now..
I think the poster means that if you get the landlord of the place you left 9 months ago to confirm that you stopped renting then it will be proof that you no longer live there and haven't for nine months. The landlord/landlady would also be able to confirm that you paid your rent separately etc., and thereby prove that you were not a couple. A sexual relationship is not an essential criteria of proving cohabitation although if it existed it would point towards that but there are many other factors to be considered for cohabitation.

All social assistance payments are means tested for earnings.

Social Welfare Inspectors have both duties and rights to investigate what may be fraudulent claims. The many thousands of fraudulent claims haven't been uncovered without inquiries being made and what you describe is well within the remit.
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I think the poster means that if you get the landlord of the place you left 9 months ago to confirm that you stopped renting then it will be proof that you no longer live there and haven't for nine months. The landlord/landlady would also be able to confirm that you paid your rent separately etc., and thereby prove that you were not a couple. A sexual relationship is not an essential criteria of proving cohabitation although if it existed it would point towards that but there are many other factors to be considered for cohabitation.

All social assistance payments are means tested for earnings.

Social Welfare Inspectors have both duties and rights to investigate what may be fraudulent claims. The many thousands of fraudulent claims haven't been uncovered without inquiries being made and what you describe is well within the remit.
He has has moved out of there since, because he couldn't afford the rent on his own.
The agent wouldn't give us separate leases he said only one lease per property was allowed and rent had to be paid in full so they took it out of his bank account every month.

I know they have jobs to do, but don't want my whole neighbourhood knowing my business either, surely I have that right..
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Maybe thats the issue, you were paid rent allowance into you account and the rent was paid from his account?
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hey guys could peeps try and help me with this.........its a complicated story

me and my partner are living legally together on paper and are both unemployed / can't get full time work. so after i lost my job over 2years ago i get a letter to say a social welfare inspector is calling out. that was fine he looked for bank statements on the first visit that was fine but then next morning at the same time unexpected he called again, sneaked around the corner and hid his car probably because he seen a North Reg car sitting parked in our drive way. now we do not own a car, it was my partners parents car and my partner is insured to drive it through his mothers insurance policy in N. Ireland but he accused us of owning it so it just happened to be there - her log book stating her name and address was on it and he looked shocked. Now we get called in for interview and i handed stuff in and he said that was fine but then asked to prove proof im seeking work and said he had no doubt that i wasn't looking for work. then next evening we get letter demanding again to show 1. employment proof 2. all bank statements 3.transport details (including log book, insurance papers, proof of car and proof of ownership of the property/house where it belongs to) this has nothing to do with my claim as i am the main claiming for me and my partner as a dependent ....his parents business and personal details is no relevant to my jsa claim and we did not hand it in because his mum is furious at the fact that he threatened to try and get it ceased from our door step and in their eyes is a different country saying it is illegal to drive a north car when in reality we all know its not really a crime....so how will this leave us? what will be my result?? he was aggressive and very invasive
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This seems routine to be honest.

Its up to the claimant to prove they do not have assets if they have the use of them.
The only way to do this is to prove who does own it.




The inspector may be referring to the revenue rule where is a car is brought into the country it must be registered and VRT paid with in 3 months I think.

It can be ceased if it is in the country more than 3 months.

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...ting%20vehicle

Also, You have to ask yourself why does the inspector think you specifically are not looking for work?

Does he think you are a homemaker? etc. If so you will need proof of looking for work.
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well i have a young child and i told him i have been working and have proved lots of documents showing i have seeked work but the thing about the car is it does not belong to us and i am the one who is supposed to be investigated. I can not even drive. Another tricky thing is that they are looking for details of the car and of the house that belongs to his parents. We volunteered to show this at the door
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