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Can i get housing benefit in th UK?


crazycheffy 1 | -  
1 Jan 2009 /  #1
i have been in here for 3 years and have been working all that time legally.i have a boyfriend and im pregnant.is there any chance for getting house for council for me and my boyfriend? by the way my boyfriend is foreign.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
2 Jan 2009 /  #2
Why should I have to pay your rent and living expenses? Why don't you go back to where you came from and see if you can live off benefits there?
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
2 Jan 2009 /  #3
i have been in here for 3 years and have been working all that time legally.i have a boyfriend and im pregnant.is there any chance for getting house for council for me and my boyfriend? by the way my boyfriend is foreign.

If your boyfriend works then he is responsible for you and as for getting a council house, you're more likely to find rocking horse shit on moon!

Why should I have to pay your rent and living expenses? Why don't you go back to where you came from and see if you can live off benefits there?

Because this is the UK and these people see it as a free for all, ..our system is open to abuse by these scum bags - and she is bringing another one into the world soon enough, thats another £100 odd pound a month she'll be getting, plus the cost of the health care she will receive whilst pregnant - WOW she worked 3 whole years in the UK, now the UK will pay all that tax she has paided (probably not a lot!)
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Jan 2009 /  #4
i have been in here for 3 years and have been working all that time legally.i have a boyfriend and im pregnant.is there any chance for getting house for council for me and my boyfriend? by the way my boyfriend is foreign.

Where is your boyfriend from ? Maybe you should be trying to get his home country to be paying for your housing situation ? Why can't you stay living where you are or, if it's not big enough, maybe it's time to go back to Poland ?

How long have you been with him and maybe you should have been more careful in the bedroom ?

Three years contributions is naff all as far as now wanting a council house in return.

I hoping that this is a wind-up and that you're just trying to give the pot a good stir (with your first post). If not, and this is a genuine question, your attitude sums up everything that is wrong with "the system".

You're giving the many decent Polish people living and working here a bad name.
Lir  
2 Jan 2009 /  #5
i have been in here for 3 years and have been working all that time legally.i have a boyfriend and im pregnant.is there any chance for getting house for council for me and my boyfriend? by the way my boyfriend is foreign.

If this poster is genuine , then the best advice to give to her is to go to the Citizens Advice Bureau <CAB> where she can be given the correct advice. She only asked for some information .
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Jan 2009 /  #6
I wonder how many people that use the CAB for such information appreciate the fact that they are a charity and that the majority of the staff are unpaid volunteers.

Do they send the CAB a grateful donation out of their first giro ?
Lir  
2 Jan 2009 /  #7
I wonder how many people that use the CAB for such information appreciate the fact that they are a charity and that the majority of the staff are unpaid volunteers.

And ? Your point is what please ?

Whether or not someone is aware if how the CAB is funded is totally irrelevant here. The CAB advertise their services and they are open to anybody.

Also if you are going to quote me then please do not alter my original quote. Thanks.
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Jan 2009 /  #8
What did I alter ? I only made some of the text bold to point out the part I was referring to and didn't alter the wording.

I was just saying, for anyone that wasn't aware, that the CAB is a charity and most of the staff people see give their time voluntary.

Therefore, maybe those who use it to find out what a country they weren't born into is going to hand them on a plate might want to remember that when they're cashing their giros and having their rent paid for by the local council.
noimmigration  
2 Jan 2009 /  #9
i have been in here for 3 years and have been working all that time legally.i have a boyfriend and im pregnant.is there any chance for getting house for council for me and my boyfriend? by the way my boyfriend is foreign.

why dont you go back to where you came from ?
Prince 15 | 590  
2 Jan 2009 /  #10
We use our opportunities. :)
Lir  
2 Jan 2009 /  #11
I only made some of the text bold

Yes, I know. But if you are quoting me then you shouldn't amend my quote. If it is a direct quote then even highlighting it is amending it and it then isn't my quotation .

I just don't follow your logic. If as you say CAB is a charity and is voluntarily funded <which I know it is> then it is open to all and the taxpayers aren't funding it .

Oxfam doesn't go round to everyone and say, hey are you a person born in such and such a country, if you aren't then we aren't going to help you.

If I were in a different country and needed some advice, I would hope also there would be a charitable institution that could offer me advice.

The poster didn't say she was unemployed, she merely asked about a Council House. Now whether she is eligible for one or not isn't really up to any of us to know but I see no harm in letting her know where she can go to for advice.

She may well be eligible for tax credits etc if her income is low.

they're cashing their giros and having their rent paid for by the local council.

She only asked about a council house. So people cannot come on and ask for advice on here anymore without being blasted out and accused of all sorts of things. You don't even know the person yet you are treating them as a stereotype !

Lots of people qualify for Housing Association Houses and they aren't subsidised either. Also, there are Council Houses that UK people shun and do not want to occupy. Un let homes lose the Housing Association and Councils valuable revenue, so maybe you should wait before being so judgemental, till all the facts are fully known perhaps ?

why dont you go back to where you came from ?

So profound, bet it took you all day to come up with that.
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Jan 2009 /  #12
Yes, I know. But if you are quoting me then you shouldn't amend my quote. If it is a direct quote then even highlighting it is amending it and it then isn't my quotation .

I did it to draw attention to the part of the post I was referring too. As it appears to upset you, I'll refrain from this in future. My apologies.

I just don't follow your logic. If as you say CAB is a charity and is voluntarily funded <which I know it is> then it is open to all and the taxpayers aren't funding it .

I wasn't saying that it's not there for anyone and everyone to use, I was just asking the question that how many consider making a donation once they have had the free (and presumably) useful information.

She only asked about a council house. So people cannot come on ad ask for advice on here anymore without being blasted out and accused of all sorts of things. You don't even know the person yet you are treating them as a stereotype !

I don't think that foreign nationals should be entitled to council housing at such an early stage of their time in the UK. This person (that says on their profile that they are a non-Polish speaking man from Bristol) says they've lived here only three years, are not married, pregnant and not British.

Not our responsibility, sorry !

Now that you have each had your say, can we now stick to the topic.

Thank you

welshguyinpola 23 | 463  
2 Jan 2009 /  #13
Everyone, calm down its a joke cant you see. GThis person isnt even polish, they just wannna upset the applecart
Lir  
2 Jan 2009 /  #14
I'll refrain from this in future. My apologies.

Thank you, But it didn't upset me I just like things to be factual. But apology accepted Mister H :)

I was just asking the question that how many consider making a donation

I think that lots of `UK' people don't donate either because they simply may not be aware that CAB is a charity. It should be funded by the lottery or the Government I think, especially during these difficult times.

Not our responsibility, sorry !

Then they will be advised what their rights are and they will know where they stand. They have the right to find out the situation as to what they are and what they are not entitled to. That's why we are a democratic country.

I don't think that foreign nationals should be entitled to council housing at such an early stage of their time in the UK. T

That's your view and I respect your view as I would with anyone. But your view is not the same as what they may or may not be entitled too. I find it alarming that people get so blasted out when all they are asking for is advice.
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Jan 2009 /  #15
Everyone, calm down its a joke cant you see. GThis person isnt even polish, they just wannna upset the applecart

Well, he/she hasn't come back for the advise ;-)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
2 Jan 2009 /  #16
Well, they haven't posted but it's likely they came back for the advice.
Lir  
2 Jan 2009 /  #17
I agree with you PD.

If they were a legitimate poster, then I feel sure they would have been scared at the blasting out they got :(

Wish some people would be a bit kinder when new posters come on and ask for advice.....<just my view>
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jan 2009 /  #18
To hell with housing benefit, can I get a house? ;)
Lir  
2 Jan 2009 /  #19
These foreign nationals <Scottish Sheep> whatever next lol :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jan 2009 /  #20
Foreign nationals, huh? Where you be at? ;)

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