Following this debate makes me realise that giving advice to people can be aFrog said:Listen clerk, benefit payment days ARE benefit payment days.
If YOU are late in making payment then YOU are at fault.
If the claiment incurs bank charges because of late payment
then YOU the DSS/JC pay the costs, I know this to be true
as it happened to me.
So DON'T BLODDY LIE.
It should be borne in mind that, with JSA, the jobseeker is not actually due
benefit until *3 days* after they sign on, i.e. if they sign on Mondays,
there are due the benefit on a Thursday. The fact that the PO has delivered
their giro on a Wednesday for years is irrelevant (that's why a jobseeker
can't report a missing giro until 3 days after the issue date).
The only people who will really be affected by the change to direct payments
are Wednesday and Thursday signers. Everone else will receive their
payments on their actual due date.