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Two months in to a three-month contract, I came home yesterday to four letters from the Department for Work & Pensions, in identical scary brown envelopes:
  • One telling me my Jobseeker's Allowance had been paid
  • One telling me my Jobseeker's Allowance was being stopped as I was working
  • One telling me I wasn't eligible for a Job Grant (which I don't recall asking for) and
  • One containing a P45.

The good news is that my JSA for the period around Christmas and New Year when I wasn't working had been paid into my bank account. Lucky I didn't need it desperately back in January, eh?

NB I am very glad the system is in place, but I feel it could be more efficient.
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If, as they say, "time is what stops everything from happening together", does this mean that the DWP exists outside of time?
It would not surprise me. I blame Rassilon.
Thats a pretty awesome symbol, Rassilon :p
I forgot what I was going to say, sorry :(
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Haha, he has that effect!
I still have no idea :D haha, I'll just look at the symbol some more :D
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I think departments just can't communicate successfully amongst themselves. For example, I'm trying to renew the car's tax disc this morning. All the paperwork says that we need a DLA404 exemption certificate, but those haven't been in use for at least 3 years now. If you don't know, it's all utterly confusing, as well as wrong.
Ugh, that sounds a nightmare!
I had to phone that lot today; "Please listen to all the options before making your selection. Press one if ..."

Even worse than T-Mobile (or whatever they're calling themselves now)...
Your tax dollars pounds at work... isn't bureaucracy amazing?

(I imagine a P45 is a form, rather than a gun? It sounds like a Walther pistol to me, although I'd imagine you'd have to be a spy in pretty deep cover to receive one from the DWP in the mail in a brown envelope. :))
Ha, yes, it does! If only. It's a tax-related form you receive when you leave an employer.
though that'd make a brilliant setup for a story.
Ooh...
In my experience, letters from govt depts usually arrive in groups of four.
Maybe it's for their own protection? Safety in numbers and all that.