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Thread: Should we replace dole payments with vouchers after 6 months of claiming?

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    Default Should we replace dole payments with vouchers after 6 months of claiming?

    Talking to someone today who says that it's "possible" that in tomorrow's budget there will be a change in that after 6 months of being unemployed claimants will receive food/heat/clothes/(school)book vouchers etc instead of cash. The reason being of course that these vouchers will be used as intended (to support someone down on their luck) but remove abuse of the system such as spending welfare on drink/drugs etc.

    This is what happens in the US and other countries, and on paper it makes sense... I believe that there maybe some other "rebate" aspect to it by which claimants can apply for a rebate on sanctioned items in addition to vouchered items.
    Works successfully in other countries, encourages people to find work, and reduces the social welfare bill.

    Could it work here?
    You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator.

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    Whoever you were talking to was talking out of their arse.

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    How much extra would that cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Whoever you were talking to was talking out of their arse.
    Shhh..It was the voice in his head....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Whoever you were talking to was talking out of their arse.
    Maybe.. But regardless.. Worth considering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Maybe.. But regardless.. Worth considering.
    No it's not because its not going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthisfree View Post
    Shhh..It was the voice in his head....

    Not at all... But didn't take place in Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Maybe.. But regardless.. Worth considering.
    You should report your OP and ask it to be zoo-ed

    Then re use it for new thread asking should there be vouchers
    "Yawn , am I alive yet ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Not at all... But didn't take place in Ireland.
    Er. . . So.

    Is that supposed to impress us?


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    Quote Originally Posted by truthisfree View Post
    How much extra would that cost?
    It would save a fortune.. As with said this is the method of payment in the US and others.. For obvious reasons.
    You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator.

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