I know - I know it's been done to the death - but hear me out. My DD is on disability (for legitimate reasons) and today she got screamed at by a random lady for being a dole bludger. This was because DD was talking in the shop about having to pay for a driving lesson, and it being easier to schedule lessons without having to wait for rosters at work, or worrying about being called in at the drop of a hat. her work was a very unmanaged place. It got me thinking though - DD legally does not *have* to work because her disabilities are legitamate and she does need a lot of support - yet she WANTS to work and can't find a job in her preffered industry (childcare - before you bash - she is really really good with "her" kids. Her disabilities don't affect it at all) BUT so many dole bludgers who DON'T want to work get jobs to still get money from the government -so it got me thinking, What prerequesites would you like to see for getting on PA? what about the people that attend interview after interview and purposely screw it up, just so they can stay on the dole? Should there be a mandatory follow up email to make sure the people are making every effort to get a job? should there be proof that they are applying for jobs, just not getting interviews? (as in DD's Case) - tell me what you think.