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Why Is It So Hard To Get Benefits In The UK?

It was back in the early 80’s when a colleague said to me “there is only one way to get anywhere in this world, and that’s to be a one legged black Jewish lesbian!“. He was right of course! It’s the minorities that are eligible for benefits in the UK, […]

Eight Weeks, No Job, No Benefits

Well after six weeks of extreme frustration of waiting for my job seekers allowance (unemployment benefit in the UK) and in particular the last three weeks when my case was supposed to be sped up, the news isn’t good… Thursday I heard that at least I passed the Habitual Residency […]

Five Weeks Back In The UK And No Work

Well it’s been five weeks ago today since I left the sunshine of hot and sticky South Florida and returned to the UK to be with Debbie. It’s true that we have had some nice days where the sun has shone, there have been blue skies, and it’s been a […]

The Unemployed In The USA Suffer

It’s tough losing your job at any time, but as you get older and your skills maybe are older it gets harder to get another job, harder to retrain, and like so many others you could be in a position where the cost of being unemployed could affect the future of your family, not just yourself.

Unemployed Again

I thought that this job I have had for the last two years would see me safe, at least for a while, since the company is keen to hire people that are looking for a long term position, and it likes to hire experienced people rather thanĀ  trainees. Well it […]