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Thread: Denial of social welfare benefit applications undermines social safety net,risks collapse in consumer spending

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    Fianna Fail opposition spokesman on social welfare Willie O'Dea noted recently that large numbers of social welfare applications denied initially are granted on appeals after long delays of up to six months,which suggests the original denials were spurious and done for budget cost savings. If so,some enterprising barrister might have a case for a class action lawsuit for wrongful denials and compensation for the applicants left destitute.

    If the public gets the impression that waiting periods for social welfare are six months,many people may be panicked into a massive jump in savings and consumer spending could be hit hard or even collapse with dire consequences for the economy.

    Because the social safety net of social welfare and unemployment insurance is taken for granted,the government may forget a lesson of economic history-that social safety nets helped put an end to economic depressions.

    America in 1929 had no social safety net and as soon as people scented an economic downturn in the stock market crash, they stopped spending,triggering the Great Depression. Within weeks,Henry Ford was forced to shut down the huge Detroit car plants where production was concentrated as car sales collapsed across the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    Fianna Fail opposition spokesman on social welfare Willie O'Dea noted recently that large numbers of social welfare applications denied initially are granted after long delays of up to six months,suggesting the original denials were spurious and done for budget cost savings. If so,some enterprising barrister might have a case for a class action lawsuit for wrongful denials and compensation for the applicants left destitute.

    If the public gets the impression that waiting periods for social welfare are six months,many people may be panicked into a massive jump in savings and consumer spending could be hit hard or even collapse with dire consequences for the economy.

    Because the social safety net of social welfare and unemployment insurance is taken for granted,the government may forget a lesson of economic history-that social safety nets helped put an end to economic depressions.

    America in 1929 had no social safety net and as soon as people scented an economic downturn in the stock market crash, they stopped spending,triggering the Great Depression. Within weeks,Henry Ford was forced to shut down the huge Detroit car plants where production was concentrated as car sales collapsed across the country.

    Ah so it's just public servants you hate then ?, failed the entry intelligence test or something......

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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    Fianna Fail opposition spokesman on social welfare Willie O'Dea noted recently that large numbers of social welfare applications denied initially are granted after long delays of up to six months,suggesting the original denials were spurious and done for budget cost savings. If so,some enterprising barrister might have a case for a class action lawsuit for wrongful denials and compensation for the applicants left destitute.

    If the public gets the impression that waiting periods for social welfare are six months,many people may be panicked into a massive jump in savings and consumer spending could be hit hard or even collapse with dire consequences for the economy.

    Because the social safety net of social welfare and unemployment insurance is taken for granted,the government may forget a lesson of economic history-that social safety nets helped put an end to economic depressions.

    America in 1929 had no social safety net and as soon as people scented an economic downturn in the stock market crash, they stopped spending,triggering the Great Depression. Within weeks,Henry Ford was forced to shut down the huge Detroit car plants where production was concentrated as car sales collapsed across the country.
    People in need of social welfare can't afford to save and if they can shouldn't be in receipt of social welfare.

    That said, those in need of it and surviving for months prior to having it granted are often living off existing savings, if they have them, or worse still credit, and accumulating debt they simply cannot repay through a lack of choice. Both of these options are detrimental to the health of the individuals and therefore the economy as a whole.
    It's either very new cheese or very old meat...

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    They can go to the community welfare officer in the meantime if they are stuck pat.

    I suspect you know this and are being your usual mendacious self.

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    Delays in granting Social Welfare could also dissuade people on Social Welfare from taking employment as they may fear long delays in getting their Social Welfare restarted if they find their new employment ending

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhead View Post
    People in need of social welfare can't afford to save and if they can shouldn't be in receipt of social welfare.

    That said, those in need of it and surviving for months prior to having it granted are often living off existing savings, if they have them, or worse still credit, and accumulating debt they simply cannot repay through a lack of choice. Both of these options are detrimental to the health of the individuals and therefore the economy as a whole.
    Will the community welfare office pay emergency welfare to some one while waiting for social welfare payments to come through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpartyboy View Post
    Ah so it's just public servants you hate then ?, failed the entry intelligence test or something......
    could he be a self hating publick servant ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by potholedogger View Post
    Will the community welfare office pay emergency welfare to some one while waiting for social welfare payments to come through?
    I don't know, I hope so.
    It's either very new cheese or very old meat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by potholedogger View Post
    Will the community welfare office pay emergency welfare to some one while waiting for social welfare payments to come through?
    Yes - the CWO can award SWA but only if you meet the conditions and satisfy a means test. If it's a couple and one partner is in full-time employment, you will not get SWA while your JB claim is being processed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpartyboy View Post
    Ah so it's just public servants you hate then ?, failed the entry intelligence test or something......
    Is there one?

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