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Racist Council asked me to LIE on my benefit application form.

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peter_m | 00:30 Sat 22nd Jan 2011 | Civil
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Hi, I'm Polish and have been applying for housing and tax benefit as the recession squeezed us to the limits of bearability. My African partner is a full time post graduate student studding for a masters degree and the only income is my from full time employment. The ordeal has been dragging since November and the council is successfully stalling our case ie: refusal of acceptance my claim until I bring next months pay slips or bank statements of my employer with employers financial statement for previous financial year.
It has now been about 3 months in and it does not look like I am being looked at without prejudice. My family is facing eviction and the council is sending another written requests that are eider irrelevant, illegal or in some cases nobody bothered to actually read my previous application, letters and countless of other paperwork I have provided over the months. But to ad insult to injury on the telephone those questions become irrelevant but helpful advisor always have additional set of required docs to submit and it goes on and on, back and forth. In the middle of the month I have to have my pay slip. 'cmon Britain. Are you really so ignorant or is it just the people who work at council offices?
Why I have to educate people who should be proficient in their work or at least know how to find relevant information on-line. Why did I have to read it out laud with the council worker the page of UK Border Agency so 5 seconds later it is registered in their thick scull. 'cmon England. I worked most of my life in the UK paid taxes and now I am treated like an idiot where in fact during 3 months of this ordeal I have gained greater knowledge of Housing Law that those who actually handle my case.
What to do? I want to make a claim against the council because they have jeopardised my livelihood and my home and my health,

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Are you saying the council is asking for your EMPLOYER'S bank statements?
How is the council being racist?
How is the council asking you to lie?
Your post is lengthy but is missing key information.
00:35 Sat 22nd Jan 2011
Are you saying the council is asking for your EMPLOYER'S bank statements?
How is the council being racist?
How is the council asking you to lie?
Your post is lengthy but is missing key information.
Do you include the misspellings to make this look authentic?
Do you think the council give two hoots about your nationality?

They are doing their job....you'll be treated the same as everyone else.
I cannot accept that the council is asking for your employer's bank statements.
have you spoken to your local cab office , they are very good and it is free
you can find your nearest (cab ) citizens advice office from this link

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
I'll have a go at this when it's clear what your points are.

or perhaps I don't get it because I work for the government and am ignorant.
I answered this in your other post about the same thing Peter.

So you are trying to claim benefits! Why do you think you have the right to claim for your girlfriend who doesn't live with you? Why do you refer to your local council as 'racist'? You aren't married and you are working so why should the British tax-payer pay for you and your girlfriend?

I'm starting to think this is a wind-up. You are winding us up about this aren't you Peter?
Load of rubbish - too long, too detailed, with just enough mistakes. Find something else to do with your time. I know a few Polish people and they have people from Poland who are currently in Britain that they can turn to for advice, etc about this sort of thing when the queries are GENUINE.
Dzien dobry
Milo mi
Czy moze mi pan
Co to znaczy?
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It's not like I'm trying to offend anyone but under any other circumstances I would have already been made homeless. I have complied with all I was physically capable to produce and still this case is not being considered. On the 10th of January I was assured my case is marked urgent and should any more proofs will be required I will be contacted by phone landline or mobile. I never received any phone call but 9 days later another letter requesting something proof of me being SELF EMPLOYED (nonsense as I have submitted pay slips proving I am in FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT), Confirm that I am company director and audited accounts form my limited company for last financial year, Unique TAX ID (I'm not self employed but apparently still I need to have it), my limited companies statements....

Ok lets say you work for ASDA and get minimum wage, how the hell you can get their bank statements or audited accounts.

For those who do not know the difference between AUDITED ACCOUNTS and UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS, the last one is for small companies and the first is for large businesses that turn over £1.8mln not that I have a degree in general knowledge but 'cmon. Know what documents you ask for.
Still sounds like a load of rubbish.
peter would you answer my question?
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not sure what your question was Invictas
Dzien dobry
Milo mi
Czy moze mi pan
Co to znaczy?
Thanks Invictas. It's a wind-up isn't it?
Ah, suspended I see.
lolz, and plenty of ;em.
something doesnt ring true with this post.
Must be starbuck as he didnt seem to see (or answer) the Polish I posted!

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