A good friend of mine has just been hit with a instalment order from the courts.
He had a loan and lost his job last year and found himself unable to repay the origional debt at the agreed repayments.
He made an offer and had this refused.
The bank took him to court, and have been awarded the amount he offered.
However the question I want to know is how can a judge allow any bank to get instalment orders when that person is claiming dole?
Surely the dole is just for survival, clearly its not paid so that you can repay your debts loans etc.
Shouldnt a judge been ordered by the state to only allow instalment payments once the person with the debt has returned to employment?
This is the question this government need to answer, is the dole supposed to help people survive or to assist in repaying loans to banks?
Because if they are going to cut welfare then they must realise they are also preventing people make repayments that have been ordered by a court.