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Old 22.07.2021, 19:17
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Re: RAV acting strangely, legal resources?

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Because if the RAV will not pay, then the individual will have no income. The point is being missed. There was a council, back in the UK, a few years ago that required people who wanted some kind of housing benefit to register on a site to be put in the queue for it. The point they managed spectacularly to miss was that a whole load of people who needed to get a house or accommodation desperately, didn't have internet access they were often homeless people. So by assuming "well for gods sake, its the 21st century they can ask a friend to borrow their computer for a bit" they put some very poor people into an even more desperate hardship, instead of catering for everyone.

If the RAV requires - legally - that you speak French or German to communicate with them otherwise they will not pay you then unless learning a local language also becomes a legal requirement (which it nearly is, with the new rules from a few years ago) and people must act accordingly.

Its not about laziness, or what you think people deserve or should have learned here. its a legal framework that sets out your compensation according to a set of rules.

And from a societal perspective, if you are talking to someone who may be in desperate need of their compensation in french so they can feed their children and they don't understand so you simply refuse to pay them until they have learned the language, no matter how "correct" this is considered in Switzerland, its a sign of selfishness in society that is sad. I will happily know my taxes are helping people who cannot help themselves, be it through translation or other services.
Common sense? Iíd gauge any interaction with local authorities would work to your own advantage if you understand whatís going on. If you canít handle it yourself, get help.
What you are happily prepared to see your taxes wasted upon is certainly your prerogative. Have you already prepared a list of govt. approved language services? Should your proposal include an ALV reduction for those fortunate enough to be able to fend for themselves, it might be a winner.
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