they mean that if you don't claim it, you lose it (i.e. if you don't claim it, you do not get it and cannot apply for it retrospectively), not that you lose the right to claim it in the future.
yep, you'd be right there......unless there is a cut off point time wise. Need to check that.
Still though, ignorance of the law is no excuse. He got fired, he really should've know what he had to do. Obviously he's an educated man (with such a high wage). I'm sure he can afford some swanky lawyers that can help him out. Going to the British press ain't going to do him any help though, can't imagine a Polish judge wouldn't frown upon that.
you don't have to sign up for it when you lose a job.
a quick serach shows that you need residency, permission to stay in Poland
That;s the bit I don't get. Since Poland is an EU country and most of use immigrants here...on this forum at least....are EU citizen how come we need permission to be here?
Complete nonsense so it is.