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    MartinMo wrote:
    As a home owner means you have financial backing (value of home). So therefore even if said single unemployed home owner could claim JSA he still has more than £71 per week. Once he no longer has home ownership and nothing left from its sale he will then qualify for housing benefit ect ect so again still in receipt of more than £71.

    Although not a home owner as B (random) had been renting but had £18k in savings for a deposit on a mortgage, B then became unemployed. Due to his savings (financial backing) he could not claim any benfits whatsoever. Now in your mind Smig62, B basically had £0 pounds a week to live off.....wrong he had £18K and when those savings dropped below a specific level he would then qualify for JSA, housing benefit and all the other handouts.

    Understand now.

    Although in this day and age you don't find many single, unemployed, home owners.
    I made the example of a single unemployed home owner to show that some people do indeed receive only £71 a week from the benefit system. Ironically, these are the people who have been paying into the system for years. You cannot get a mortgage whilst on unemployment benefits.

    Your answer is to sell the house and live off the proceeds. This makes the assumption that there would be any. Never heard of negative equity or close to it. This means that they cannot sell their house without incurring a debt so they are indeed only in receipt of £71.

    To back this up, you use the example of some saving for a deposit and is therefore NOT a homeowner.

    If someone has been working and lost their job, they can claim benefits regardless of savings but only contribution based JSA of £71 for a period of six months then it becomes means tested.

    As to not finding many single, unemployed homeowners, there are loads who lost their jobs in the recent recession. All of them will have paid income tax and NI for years if not decades. Your argument seems to be that they should be totally asset stripped before they receive a penny from the system they have paid into."
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Armed robbers make off with cash after dawn raid on security guards

A CCTV image of the two armed robbers at the Sainsbury's store in Crescent Road, Middlesbrough

A CCTV image of the two armed robbers at the Sainsbury's store in Crescent Road, Middlesbrough

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ARMED robbers wearing balaclavas threatened two security guards with a machete before making off with a 'substantial' amount of cash in an early morning raid.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the armed robbery, which took place at 6.30am this morning (Friday, February 7) at Sainsbury’s on Crescent Road, in Middlesbrough.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

Two Loomis security guards were filling up the cash machine at the store when one of them was approached by two men wearing balaclavas as he was retrieving the cash box from the van. One of the men was brandishing a large machete-type weapon and a scuffle ensued.

They then frog-marched him over to his colleague inside the store and threatened them into handing over a substantial amount of cash.

A dark car with a driver inside was waiting for them outside of the shop and they made off down Crescent Road towards Union Street. Police have recovered a grey Vauxhall Astra in Meath Street, in Middlesbrough, a short distance away from the scene and are carrying out forensic tests.

Police are carrying out extra patrols in the area and following up house-to-house enquiries in the area.

Anyone who was in the area who saw anything suspicious or knows anything about the robbery is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

A Sainsbury's spokesman said: Sainsbury’s spokesperson: “We can confirm that there was a robbery at our Crescent Road Local store this morning.

"No one was harmed and we are working with the police on their investigations.”

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