You know what sucks ?
I am Polish living in the UK, working here 3 years. Now get redundant and I got the job now, however, I was claiming JBA for 2 months and what they said at the end ?
You are not entitled to Income Based JBA. This is because we have decided that you do not meet the requirements for the right to reside test and therefore for benefit purposes you are not considered to be habitually resident in the uk...
You got benefits after only working here for three years - think yourself lucky that you got anything at all.
Some people have lived and worked here all their lives and get told that they don't meet various requirements for this, that and the other. Be grateful for what you did get.
All the Polish people I know are hard working and their rate of pay is quite low, some can claim child benefit and do so for children back home in Poland.
That's a joke. It's a choice to come here, maybe not an easy one, but a choice nonetheless and we shouldn't be paying for their children too - whether they are here or not. When will people realise that at this rate, there will be no money left. What will people do then ?
You should be happy about our presence in UK, we are actually fighting your recession.
How do you work that out ? I work with very few Polish people (very few foreigners at all in fact) with the majority of people I work with being British born people. I work for a bank in collections and most of the customers I seem to speak to that are all up to their eyeballs in debt and on the dole are foreign - and yes, many are Polish.
Having worked here for three years you have contributed in taxes a lot more than quite a few, indeed a lot of indigenous people i know.
That's always thrown around. I work with mainly British people and we pay plenty of tax and I've been paying tax for almost 20 years. If you want to make this into a competition, come back when you have been paying UK tax and NI in at least another 10 years or so.