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BAS provides free advice and advocacy to people on benefits and low incomes

 
 

Designing for the Majority

20181009 designing for the majority Media release 9th October 2018 Designing for the Majority When we talk about paid work, we don’t concentrate on the few that rip off their boss or cheat on their taxes, as these are the minor few.  It is the same with beneficiaries...

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BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 5: Review Process

Media Release 5th July 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 5): Reviews Beneficiaries get a very raw deal from dispute resolution compared to accident compensation claimants, according to Christchurch’s Beneficiary Advisory Service (“BAS”) on their fifth segment...

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Urgent Action Still Needed for Beneficiaries

Media Release 29th May 2018 Urgent Action Still Needed for Beneficiaries We are pleased to see the Government has established an expert advisory group for the welfare overhaul.  However, changes they suggest are not likely to be made for a year or so yet, which...

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BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 4: Individuals

Media Release 16th May 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 4): Individual Benefit Entitlement This is our fourth segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits. In addition to raising benefit levels, we...

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BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 3: Grant Levels

Media release 7th May 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 3): Grant Levels This is our third segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits.  This suggestion is about grant levels and that the guideline...

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BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 2: Benefit Levels

Media release 23rd April 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 2): Benefit Levels This is our second segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits. Our main & most urgent suggestion for changes in the...

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BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 1: Improving Attitudes

Media release 19th April 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 1): Attitudes We have been noticing positive change recently in society’s attitude towards beneficiaries.  This more positive view of the previously maligned group will lead to some much-needed changes...

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Pleased With Direction

Media Release 15th November 2017 Pleased with Direction “We are very pleased to see the new Government intends to scrap the 70A deduction which cuts the benefit of people refusing or unable to name the other parent,” says Rebecca Occleston speaker for Beneficiary...

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Attitudes and Assumptions

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Last month, Rebecca Occleston of Beneficiary Advisory Service released an...

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BAS FAQ Sheet 1: Grants available from Work and Income

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   There are a number of grants that Work and Income may be able to provide if...

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Working and Welfare: how do they mix?

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Rebecca Occleston of Beneficiary Advisory Service states that she read...

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Children Suffering in Poverty

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   “I find many people are shocked by the poverty of others, but still blame...

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Income Policies for Beneficiaries

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   “We were very pleased to see some much-needed Welfare Policies proposed by...

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#IamMetiria

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   "We at BAS are saddened to hear that Metiria Turei has made the decision to...

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Missing out on the Missing Day

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Hundreds of thousands of people have had their benefits paid a day late...

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Answers to Poverty

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   There’s no point saying to someone with little to no education “Just get a...

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Communication from Work and Income re recent tragedies

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   We have received an email from Work and Income and were asked to distribute...

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April Fool’s Poverty

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Human Poverty in NZ – it’s no joke! Today was April Fools’ Day, many...

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Voting with Love, a Valentine’s Day Special

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   While some of us celebrate this traditional Day of Love with a Significant...

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How the Law Keeps You Down

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down! How they put you down: “With changes...

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Working Parents

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   “We have pointed out many times some of the issues that make it hard for...

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Poverty, Fraud & Fairness

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Parenting vs poverty There was a debate on “The Vote” earlier in the year...

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Thinking about Hardship

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Affording Shoes I had bare feet this morning in support of Child Poverty...

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Choices

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   We have seen the announcement that the Government has made about what...

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Patronising Food Issues

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Paula Bennett has stated she found herself pregnant at 17 but “I didn’t...

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Beneficiary Budget Matters

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   “I was a bit disturbed by the Government calling for increased attendance...

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Welfare Board

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   There is a collection of National Advocacy Groups in NZ including...

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Dependent Benefits

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   The Government is proposing to make benefits dependent on the perceived...

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More Concern on Submission time limits

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   Along with just about every other organisation who made a submission to the...

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Judging Others

Home BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   BAS is a free service helping people on benefits and low incomes with problems with welfare   I read a comment on an article recently criticising a woman for having 6...

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