Originally Posted by crocko
I asked for my SW payments
to be logged into my account when i became unemployed and they
told me they do not do this anymore.
I think it's discretionary whether they pay JB/JA into yir' Bank A/c.
I chanced my arm after 7-months this year of ringing local head-office & the kind woman just asked my details (A/c No. & Sort Code) & cleared it there & then.
No deciding officer or forms involved.
Like i say it could be discretionary.
There was alleged widespread fraud with Welfare Tourism occuring with people flying back in one-time a month to sign on.
When the payments were stopped going electronically the edict ondly applied to new applicants POST August 2008.
Why they didn't backdate it retrospectively if the alleged abuse was so widespread is beyond me.