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Re: So-called "social security": desperation, suicide, capitulation or emigration

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And even then: a German court ruled that a man who was told by the Sozialamt he needed to spend all his money (inherited) before he could claim benefits and subsequently went and literally spent it all on hookers and booze, was eligible for Hartz4 without any penalties because "the Sozialamt had no say in how he was to spend the money":

https://www.focus.de/finanzen/recht/...d_4021271.html



To be able to claim social benefit in Switzerland,your assets/capital must be lower than, resp. can maximally be 4'000.- ..........





If you own your own home, regardless whether flat or house, this counts as a financial asset as well and they want you to sell that too. If you own a car, bar a few tight regulations you have to sell that as well. If oyu live in a flat that is deemed to expensive/too big, they want you to move to a cheaper one and won't stump up the cash for the expensive flat, resp. willonly pay what is in their regulations and you would have to fund the difference yourself.




Here's a translated snippet of the Skos.ch website....


"Social assistance is only provided on a subsidiary basis. Before social assistance can be claimed, one's own resources such as income, assets and labour as well as third-party benefits - insurance benefits and maintenance claims - must be exhausted."




And don't forget, when you get back onto your feet and earn a good income again or inherit money or assets....... you will have to pay back what the social paid out to you. There are of course regulations. And they can also claim money from your well-off relatives....


All details (in German) www.skos.ch
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