My motto is:-if you don’t try- you don’t get
Why should that not be their attitude? Do the government ask politely when they come for our taxes while working? Do they take our circumstances into consideration? No I don't think so. I think u are being a bit harsh..
I had an interesting discussion with a lady in a job centre once. I was telling her how difficult things were for me and she whispered "You can get 5 different benefits, but don't tell anyone I told you". People who work for the council's are always told not to inform people of their entitlements on pain of losing their jobs. I think it is a disgusting way to "help" people.TK
@Yadnad the point that was obviously missed was that it is (or should be) illegal to threaten somebody with the sack for giving advice on anything, especially benefits.Whether the advice is displayed or available somewhere else is irrelevant. For example.... what use is a large poster about it to a blind person or how useful is the CAB to someone suffering Agoraphobia and Anxiety if they only give advice by f2f meetings? There should never be restrictions placed on information unless there is a very specific reason for doing so and I do not see the government trying to save money by people not claiming what they are entitled to as a valid reason.