Well, seeing as I have not been employed for the last month. I got this crazy idea, that I might be eligible for some form of support from the government. Sure enough we (my wife and two children) were eligible for some housing support as my wife’s income is not very large and we have rent to pay. So I filling the booklet, and went to see a WINZ consultant today. But we have an Asset that is over $16,000 (a deposit for a house that will be brought as soon as I get a job, so the bank is happy that I can pay the mortgage) as this is the limit for people (couples) who want help.
So because we have been saving money for the last four years, just like the government wants people to-do, we cannot get a helping hand. So if I had
- drunk lots of alcohol
- used drugs
- got a flashy stereo and game consoles
All in the name of live for the now, WINZ would give me money. But I didn’t, so they won’t.
Sure I understand the idea, people with lots of money in there pocket should use it before asking for help. I get that. But if I had used the money to buy a house last month, then I’d get even more money. Even though my part of the assert was the same, and ignoring the fact I get the total value of capital gain, which seems to be the rage at the moment. But alas I didn’t do that.
I’m surprised that they don’t ask if you own more than 16K of the worth of your house, and stop you been applicable for that reason, because it’s the same thing really. It makes me so grumpy.
There are only two work a rounds, buy an asset (that I can get my money back out of) that is not an asset (can only think of a house). Or buy lots of cool computer/game type stuff.
It’s not that I want to receive a hand out, but the only reason to not be aloud to get one been that we’ve saving to buy a house, seems really FUCKED.
I see why it’s called a poverty trap. You get no encouragement to better your self.