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Benefit Claimants Can Get a BT Package for £5 a Month Thanks to Handy Scheme

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Great for those struggling during COVID.

Millions of people in receipt of income support, jobseeker's allowance, pensions credit, employment and support allowance and universal credit - providing you have zero earnings, may be unaware they qualify for a £5 a month BT low-cost 'Basic' package that could save them hundreds of pounds a year on phone bills.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/little-known-rule-means-universal-22436085?utm_source=mirror_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=MirrorMoney13&utm_campaign=money_newsletter&ccid=3254339

ivenailedit
16 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198416 days ago

Sorry but they most probably already got top of the range package mobile phones and TV subscription. If this was to be then houses should be checked before given if have had broadband installed in last 6 months. Working people deserve help too.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1515 days ago

This ^^ it really annoys me that I am not entitled to anything ever because I’m not on benefits. I struggle to get through each month on a £700 wage for working 20 hours a week, and I see all these ads for “you could get this grant and this free thing” and then you read the small print and it says only if you are on benefits 😠

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
Original Poster
15 days ago

Ann1984 workers also deserve help. But before COVID people put down benefit claimants, but now many of those sneerers are in that position themselves. Remember it also includes disabled etc who through no fault of their own cannot work. Anyway would you really want such a basic package?

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

Completely irrelevant for me as we don't have a landline. Got rid of it few years ago cause my son thought the phone was a toy and kept hiding it cost a fortune in batteries and mostly nuisance calls anyway

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
Original Poster
15 days ago

That’s a shame Imnotcheap, I know kids & pets can cause havoc, but shame you had to get rid of landline. Thought some offered without need of a landline, but could be wrong (sorry thinking about broadband)

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TheChimp
TheChimp16 days ago

Followed your link. What an absolute **** of a website.

And as for ESA eligibility, I think you'll find that it's only for people who have sat on their arse all their life and haven't worked at all as opposed to people who have worked for years and found themselves on the sick.

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
Original Poster
15 days ago

As said above Chimp, before COVID people put down benefit claimants but now many of those sneerers are in that position themselves. Remember it also includes disabled etc who through no fault of their own cannot work. Anyway would you really want such a basic package?

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

ivenailedit yeah some people are entitled to it due to ill health, but when you see people with 5 plus kids not one working or doing the basic 10hrs needed to keep all the benifits they receive really annoy of working class people. So should be means tested that if fit for work put a sock on end of it get childcare like everyone else and work for it and am not saying the sick.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie15 days ago

It’s always been the case. If you have worked hard all your life you get no help at all. Furloughed employees are getting 80 % of their wages not knowing if they will even have a job at the end of all this and loads have lost their jobs already, but those who have never worked are still getting 100% of their benefits sitting at home with all the mod cons

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
Original Poster
15 days ago

As said above heatherduthie remember the disabled etc who through no fault of their own cannot work. Would you really want such a basic package?

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie15 days ago

ivenailedit I was referring to those who can work but choose not to, not people who from no choice of their own can’t work!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Not everyone on benefits sits on the bum at home getting everything for free all day everyday. Most people on benefits are claiming due to no fault of their own and a lot of people who have claimed or currently claim have had jobs in the past or can only work certain hours a week and need extra help towards rent and bills. The stigma against those who claim needs to stop.

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
Original Poster
15 days ago

Agree chelseaturpin as they are forgetting about those born with disabilities etc who can never work so have to claim. It’s sad as before COVID people put down benefit claimants but now many of those sneerers are in that position themselves & might still be in the future the way things are going. You just never know!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9015 days ago

People have unfortunately been brainwashed by the right wing media.

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Username83287
Username8328715 days ago

I think this is a good offer for anyone receiving benefits that may need help with making phone calls.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Couldnt agree more. I always say dont judge a book by the cover, dont assume that if someone claims benefits that they are lazy and wont work. I have epilepsy and biploar disorder and would happily work a job that offers 40+ hours a week work but a lot of people are scared to hire me incase I have a seizure or a manic or depressive episode.

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

I think its a great idea for people struggling and need benefits. I can also see why people get annoyed with so many people getting benefits as how many of the benefit claims are genuine? Also what happens to anyone who does abuse the benefits system? Answer to that one is simple... nothing.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Getsome i agree that there are people that abuse the system but not everyone does abuse the system. I know someone who regularly abuses the system whilst working she has been reported many a time but a lot of the time you'll find nothing gets done about it as its someone else word no proof. So with no ounce of proof they wont even investigated

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

chelseaturpin I never said everyone abusing the system but a lot do and as you said nothing happens to that person who does abuse the system. So if nothing happens to someone fiddles the system and gets money for nothing then why would people want to go out and work for money when they can just abuse the system. More serious consequences are needed for people who do abuse the system and then hopefully that will help reduce all the fraudulent claims.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Getsome i agree more serious consequences need to be put in place, but thats not gunna stop of lot of the claimants doing this. Theyll see it as a job to claim benefits as theyd get more than actually working.

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

chelseaturpin You see i think it would but people would be against the idea because of human rights. I would have them in jail but people would think that is too harsh.

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TheChimp
TheChimp15 days ago

chelseaturpin

I'm not saying that everyone is taking the pee, but a lot of people are. I just have to look at my family to see what's going on.

My point is that people who have worked for years and years and found themselves on the sick don't get the same benefits as someone who has done nothing all their lives. This includes prescriptions (in England), dental and a whole pile of stuff.

Surely it should be the other way around.

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

I told my employer that im coming into work regardless if im ill as they wont pay me and too me that is wrong as i should have days available for when i am actually ill. People have abused and abused the system that much that honest people out grafting get shafted and layabouts get things handed to them on plate.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Getsome Where is your proof that everyone that is a lay about gets everything handed to them?

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Getsome i know a lot of people on the benefits sytem at the moment that arent getting anything, they've lost their homes, their children, been made redundant. They've had to give up their homes to move in with other family members, they have to rely on food banks just to feed their children. They go without food so they can feed others before themselves. I know some young mums that have ended up taking up sex work just to make quick money if they were getting everything on the dole system they wouldnt have to resort to food banks to pay for food or resort to sex work.

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TheChimp
TheChimp15 days ago

chelseaturpin I don't understand what your point is 🤔

Should the government give handouts to the lazy?

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

TheChimp no they shouldn't you only need to stand in a school playground to know who's fiddling the system. They go on about there amazing holidays 3 times a year designer stuff when new comes out when they work basic 10hrs a week or none. Fiddling by doing cash in hand jobs if government paid to dob people in I be first to sign up

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin15 days ago

chelseaturpin All the proof that they need is in the newspapers and morning telly that they consume. They need to vent their misdirected frustrations at a target that won't snap back as hard as the source of their problems. Some of these unemployed people might be doing volunteer work or taking a paid job that they or someone else could benefit from as part of a Government programme or off their own backs to gain some recent work experience to keep their CV "alive" in the hopes that they might get a job that might have the hours and be for more that just a few months.

Why paid someone to do a job when you can ring up the DWP or get someone to do it for cheap or for free and get the best out of them by telling them how good they are? You are a really good worker, but not good enough to put on the payroll. It eats away at your profits that you need to build up to open more stores in the country.

I am sure that quite a few of these unemployed would much rather been employed and enjoy the respect that it brings when dealing with people from housing and health. The employed are taken alittle bit more seriously. It also helps to have a job that is harder to replace with AI and produces more GDP into the economy when you are trying to access services to get your needs met. IMHO

You can get a 50 inch plasma tvs at mates rates from Frank Gallagher. 😉

Ask no questions, shh be quiet.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

RichardDoolin i already know this.

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin15 days ago

chelseaturpin I figured as much, but I thought it would be interesting to post it for everyone to read. 🙂

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

chelseaturpin Did i say that?

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

chelseaturpin Also if you like proof of lots of people abusing the system then i invite you to the north east where i live and you can come and see it for yourself.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome yes you did say it. Please look back at your comments. You said people abuse the system then the comment after that you asked if youd mention if people abuse the system when you actually did in your previous comments.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome you show me the evidance. You apparently work as a doctor in the job centre and have had people admitting to you that they are falsly claiming so show us the actual proof

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

chelseaturpin "People have abused and abused the system that much that honest people out grafting get shafted and layabouts get things handed to them on plate" Thats what i said its true layabouts do get things on a plate and workers do get shafted but doesnt say everyone is a laybout

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome layabouts dont get things handed to them at all. Claim benefits yiurself and lets see if you can still say that.

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

chelseaturpin Yes they do and i know people that receive them for doing absolutely nothing.

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TheChimp
TheChimp14 days ago

chelseaturpin Yes they do.

My cousin's bf just flat out lied when trying to claim PIP because he couldn't be bothered to work. He got the benefit by saying he was dsylexic. He's did a course in college without any problems.

Do you know why? Because he's not dyslexic.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome proof? Where are you voice recorsing of people admitting to this? Where are all your hand written notes from claiments saying they do this?

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

All im trying to do is show you that not everyone claiming is a lazy good for nothing who gets everything. If people on here think that then you need a reality check and take the silver spoon out of your mouth you stuck up twats.

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

Stuck up twats with a silver spoon? i live in the north east which is poor you idiot. Im not saying everyone is a lazy good for nothing but there is lots of them and i dont need to read papers or see tv i can see it first hand. I do believe people need benefits to help them but far too many people abuse the system and will keep abusing the system, so people that do need help will struggle to help.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome I'm not an idiot i live in the north east too you ignorant uneducated ****.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome exactly youve just said it yourself people need benefits. Yiuve pretty much been saying that everyone that claims is a lazy good for nothing though. Read you previous comments.

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

chelseaturpin You live in the north east and you dont see it? Then you are a stuck up bitch with a silver spoon up your arse. Its all over the north east

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome i do see it all the time. Im stuck up bitch, look whos talking you petty little ****

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome humble your nasty ass down. Thinking your better than eveyone else cause youve paid into system. You aint the only one ********

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome when did i say i didnt see it? Come on **** with all the proof and evidence

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome never had a silver spoon in my mouth, did you ever see me persoanlly with a silver spoon in my mouth???

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

chelseaturpin No you implied i said everyone is a laybout who is on benefits which i didnt you idiot

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Getsome yes u did though. Is idiot the only thing you can call me

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