If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

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Re: If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

Postby Perry » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:00 pm

Whether or not it's worth the effort, they do have some sort of disputes / appeals process. WINZ provides a way of objecting to an assessment, but that may not cover objecting to the third degree treatment you and the missus are getting.

Perhaps the missus could test that by asking for a disputes / appeal process, so you two can initiate it?

Briefly, I was once accused of a making a 'false' statement. Part of the WINZ accusation was that I had married my sister. Neither me nor her actual husband were thrilled! :twisted: It took a year to get an apology from the top thick on the chimney, but I did get it, eventually.
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Re: If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

Postby dingram17 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:06 pm

So if you have no intent of travelling overseas (so no passport), don't drive (no no licence) and don't drink booze (so have no need for 18+ card) what ID would WINZ accept? Paper copy of a birth certificate?
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Re: If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

Postby joeseph » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:52 pm

"Papers! schnell, schnell!!"
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Re: If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:13 pm

dingram17 wrote:So if you have no intent of travelling overseas (so no passport), don't drive (no no licence) and don't drink booze (so have no need for 18+ card) what ID would WINZ accept? Paper copy of a birth certificate?

Yes, apparently so. Photo-ID or birth certificate... WTF?

How does a birth certificate identify you in any way?
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Re: If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

Postby phill » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:46 pm

aardvark_admin wrote:
How does a birth certificate identify you in any way?


have fun getting one

it's almost a perfect circle between MOT / dp births, deaths and marriages ( whatever they have paid to call themselves nowadays ) and their sub departments
with WINZ and IRD getting a look in as well

my expired passport has saved me many miles and much anguish
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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Re: If I could, I would (8 Jun, 2021)

Postby roygbiv » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 pm

goldedge wrote:HI Bruce, how about you take the pension which you are entitled to and then you
can put it towards a worthy cause. At least that way the money won't be wasted.

The way I view it a pension from the government coffers is simply a tax refund,
and we have certainly been well taxed in this country.

PS you could just give it to the wife i am sure she could find a use for it.
:-) :-)


I agree, you are the case that falls through all the safety nets. So why don't you do the paperwork, claim your entitled pension and donate it to a worthy cause. Otherwise it will be spent on an 'unworthy' cause. That would make me feel better if I were in your position and held a similar view. Plus, the good lady can get her pension.
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