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Why are people over 25 entitled to more money?!
doesn't the amount you get depend on your circumstances anyway? That's why you have to answer loads of questions about your financial/living situation.
The average age at which people leave the parental home has increased over the last 15 years or so.
presuming my guess was right.
and you made it worse by using their instead of they're.
but it's not really, more people are likely to not know what they want to do or prelong their so called childhood when they are yonger, it then becomes easier to sit on the dole. obviously there are lots of other things to take into account, like standards of money required, for example, when you are young you are more likely to get a job locally as you are less likely to be career driven, and work more for money than enjoyment.
Older people are more likely to have to travel to interviews, often second or third interviews which are further away, in order to get more career orientated or experience related jobs, or jobs in their own area of knowledge, ie have a smaller niche of jobs they are liekly to be able to find
that's what I'm saying. All this "more likely" stuff, doesn't cut it.
but how on earth do you rate someone's requirements?
younger people are more likley to have suport from home I guess, I'd rather it was the same for everyone mind and the 18-24 people get that little bit more as well though. I guess they had to draw a line somewhere so they did it there.
A load of us are being made redundant at work - we are all in very similar financial situations except our ages are different so they can claim more than me :s
Pensioners over 65 are guaranteed £150.40 per week (£225.50 for a couple) via Pension Credit.
They used to give mature students a larger grant to cover what were usually higher living expenses. Then they got rid of that because they said that mature students didn't in fact have higher expenses. And yet they still cut benefits to younger people on the grounds that they have lower living costs.
Making an assumption about someone because of their age, and offering them something different based on that assumption.
If it was the other way round, old folks would be up in arms.
Minimum wage is the same