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On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Old Aug 2nd 2006, 2:41 am
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Is this possible. I have 12 years experience being on the dole. Is it possible to transfer my benefits to the USA. I'd love to live there. Florida sounds nice.

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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by franc11s
Is this possible. I have 12 years experience being on the dole. Is it possible to transfer my benefits to the USA. I'd love to live there. Florida sounds nice.

Thanks in advance.
You don't want to live in Florida mate. Apparently you can't get a plumber or a kitchen fitter for love nor money.

Although if you are a plumber or kitchen fitter, currently claiming sickies or something, you could make a fortune moonlighting.
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by franc11s
Is this possible. I have 12 years experience being on the dole. Is it possible to transfer my benefits to the USA. I'd love to live there. Florida sounds nice.

Thanks in advance.
I wouldn't bother...you get loads of free stuff in the US if you're out of work ie housing + utilities, education, transport, medical expenses incl. meds, plus a very generous cash payout each month. Oh I forgot to mention the all expenses paid holidays, 3 per year but soon to be increased. I believe Florida is a wonderful place to live, almost zero crime, temperate climate (no hurricanes or storms etc), low cost of living, hardly any tourists. Can't understand why my husband bothers to work at all, unless he's trying to get away from me 13 hrs a day.
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Can I bring my White Transit? It's signwritten.
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by franc11s
Is this possible. I have 12 years experience being on the dole. Is it possible to transfer my benefits to the USA. I'd love to live there. Florida sounds nice.

Thanks in advance.
LOL, Just waiting for that one to pop up, nothing surprise's me on B.E
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
I wouldn't bother...you get loads of free stuff in the US if you're out of work ie housing + utilities, education, transport, medical expenses incl. meds, plus a very generous cash payout each month. Oh I forgot to mention the all expenses paid holidays, 3 per year but soon to be increased. I believe Florida is a wonderful place to live, almost zero crime, temperate climate (no hurricanes or storms etc), low cost of living, hardly any tourists. Can't understand why my husband bothers to work at all, unless he's trying to get away from me 13 hrs a day.
For more information on the above benefits (in particular, the all expenses paid holidays), contact FEMA.



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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

everyone has a swimming pool in Florida, I know cause a girl from England told me and she said Florida was better than England anyday and she should know cause she went there for her 2 weeks holidays.
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by franc11s
Is this possible. I have 12 years experience being on the dole. Is it possible to transfer my benefits to the USA. I'd love to live there. Florida sounds nice.

Thanks in advance.
nahhh no need to....land of the free this m8y...
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Can I bring my Sky decoder box too? I want to be able to watch the footy. I've heard that I might need a voltage convertor to make it work in the USA.
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by DaveC
Can I bring my Sky decoder box too? I want to be able to watch the footy. I've heard that I might need a voltage convertor to make it work in the USA.
No joking.. I have actually seen that one .......
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Old Aug 3rd 2006, 1:25 pm
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by Ray
No joking.. I have actually seen that one .......
And I have seen people in the UK go to the back of the computer and switch the power supply to 110V thinking that it will "save them money" by using less electricity.
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Old Aug 4th 2006, 3:31 pm
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by DaveC
Can I bring my Sky decoder box too? I want to be able to watch the footy. I've heard that I might need a voltage convertor to make it work in the USA.
Just the ariel, you can pick up BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 with it. You have to bring your UK ariel though because a US ariel will only pick up US channels BBC1 Eastenders though will still have Angie and Den together (and alive)

You can bring your VHS tapes too because they spin the same way. They only won't work in the southern hemsiphere because VCR's spin in the other direction
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Default Re: On the dole. Moving to USA to be on Welfare?

Originally Posted by franc11s
Just the ariel, you can pick up BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 with it. You have to bring your UK ariel though because a US ariel will only pick up US channels BBC1 Eastenders though will still have Angie and Den together (and alive)

You can bring your VHS tapes too because they spin the same way. They only won't work in the southern hemsiphere because VCR's spin in the other direction
There's a channel 5 now?
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Old Aug 4th 2006, 8:49 pm
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There's a channel 5 now?
SO, you didn't bring your ariel, else you'd know
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