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Hi everyone,

I have a very low wage it’s below 2000CHF after tax and after paying rent I barely have any money for food I barely eat some days.

Am I entitled to any social security as I’m poor here in Switzerland I’ve not been here long
What do you do and why is your salary so low... did you come here to Switzerland for this salary or did it recently drop to that level?

EDIT - Hmm, just seen this thread... https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...ml#post3138149
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I have a friend in that exact situation and she talks about it to me. There is absolutely no shame. It is not her fault at all that she has lost jobs due to closures or restructuring. Neither is it her fault that she has not found a job. Unemployment is high where she lives.
Here you are talking about unemployment benefits.I assume your friend gets unemployment benefits? I am talking about social help benefits. Two separate things. One can get unemployment benefits for a certain amount of time. After that time runs out and if one finds no work it ceases and then one gets social help ( benefits ). Or if someone comes here and has no work and no income then he can get social benefits ( money and support ) Yes there is little shame receiving unemployment benefits. But getting social help money is something that carries a big stigma here.
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Here you are talking about unemployment benefits.I assume your friend gets unemployment benefits? I am talking about social help benefits.
No, she's been out of work for more than 2 years and is on social welfare. This is also the second time it has happened.
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Old 26.01.2020, 11:26
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Am I entitled to any social security as Iím poor here in Switzerland Iíve not been here long
Are you Swiss?

If you don't have children, CHF 2000 would actually be above the poverty limit, so no even if Swiss.

I know/have known a number of people who are or were on social assistance, BUT they are all Swiss, don't think that non-Swiss can get it if not on a C-Permit.

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What do you do and why is your salary so low... did you come here to Switzerland for this salary or did it recently drop to that level?

EDIT - Hmm, just seen this thread... https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...ml#post3138149
His income is 2000CHF netto. After rent and taxes. There are many Swiss on such low income. Some earning 3600 CHF brutto a month!
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If you don't have children, CHF 2000 would actually be above the poverty limit, so no even if Swiss.
The problem also is that different sources state different amounts for the poverty line. It could also be canton dependant.
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Re: Struggling to survive entitlements

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz...story/13327570

650.000 Swiss have less than 2247CHF a month
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I know/have known a number of people who are or were on social assistance, BUT they are all Swiss, don't think that non-Swiss can get it if not on a C-Permit.
Yes they can get it. But they may have problems if they are still on it by the time their next permit renewal comes around. The C permit is not a requirement per se to receive benefits.
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Yes they can get it. But they may have problems if they are still on it by the time their next permit renewal comes around. The C permit is not a requirement per se to receive benefits.
If married to a Swiss they get it with C permit
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Seriously Justin, why don't you just go back to the UK?

Every single thread you have started on here is so negative, it does not seem like there is a single thing you are enjoying about living and working here in Switzerland. I really don't understand why you are staying.

I don't expect a response though, as you never come back to any of your threads to interact with the responses. Actually I'm starting to question your authenticity.
Mate seriously?

Being rude on the internet is not the way to go...

You know nothing about me who I am you have no idea why I left the UK you have no idea that I would die if I go back to the UK perm so stop judging people.

I donít reply because Iím lazy and have motivation problems.
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Old 26.01.2020, 11:42
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Exactly. Iím starting to question whether the OP is genuine or just trolling with all these negative posts he never comes back to
Not sure we should call him a troll yet. If he's genuine it could cause more problems for him.

But I also begin to question if it's worth giving advise/links as OP hardly ever returns to his own threads.

According to his own statements, OP seems lonely here, not feeling safe due to having been attacked, struggles financially yet has connections to home still (been there over Christmas, mentions a mother who advises him on how to dress ) so why would OP hang around here. To prove a point? There's a life to live and it's perfectly okay to chose the best possible environment to do that. Unless OP is catholic and believes that life must be a vale of tears.
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Old 26.01.2020, 11:45
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Mate seriously?

Being rude on the internet is not the way to go...

You know nothing about me who I am you have no idea why I left the UK you have no idea that I would die if I go back to the UK perm so stop judging people.

I don’t reply because I’m lazy and have motivation problems.
We have had many trolls, fakes and attention seekers over the years and your behaiour with posting dramatic threads and then not replying is very suspicious. Prove otherwise and engage with the people you are seeking advice from.

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Leave me alone
You are posting on a public forum, so if you are serious I will let you figure out how silly this statement is.
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Leave me alone
You have been given lots of links and advice, use them?

You seem to be really unhappy here so the question on why not go back home was a genuine one.
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Mate seriously?

Being rude on the internet is not the way to go...

You know nothing about me who I am you have no idea why I left the UK you have no idea that I would die if I go back to the UK perm so stop judging people.

I donít reply because Iím lazy and have motivation problems.
You could consider, not replying to other posters, when they spend their time giving you advice and trying to help as.... "being rude on the internet".
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You have been given lots of links and advice, use them?

You seem to be really unhappy here so the question on why not go back home was a genuine one.
He's fine. He calls me a dick in pm.
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He's fine. He calls me a dick in pm.
Sex change?
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He's fine. He calls me a dick in pm.
Seriously?
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He's fine. He calls me a dick in pm.
He could probably get a ban for that if you report it.
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He could probably get a ban for that if you report it.
Maybe its meant as a compliment
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