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  1. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    @murphaph Did you have to pass on details of your tenants in order to 'pass the buck' or did you have a way around that?  
  2. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    Right, so I've had a bit of a chance to talk to him some more about this just now. He's been apparently been talking to the  JobCenter  for a while and you are totally right they don't want to believe him and his mum is fighting it. I've shared the link to slbremen and he is going to reach out to them for some help.   Meantime I've let him know that if he needs a place to shelter he can always come to us, and that we will do what we can to help. I don't think anything is going to happen quickly, but we've talked about the importance of documenting stuff and so if he needs to stay again we will make sure to keep a record of when and why in case it helps going forward. Thanks again all of you for your help, it's allowed me to get to the place I needed to be without placing any extra pressure on my son or his friend, which is all I wanted.   I'll update if anything changes.
  3. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

      I'm sure you are right, I don't know all the details, in fact I know very little about his family background at all, but I can see that this is hurting him right now. I'm not going to tell him what I think of his mum, I'm going to support him in whatever he decides, but in order to be able to do that I have to understand the system a bit and know what the choices and options are. That's where this thread comes in and it's been a real help, so again thanks all of you.
  4. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    Thanks @engelchen I'll keep you all updated. You are probably right about not mentioning to his mum, although I don't know what the story is there, he might have already discussed it.   @Janx Spirit Not much point in doing that, she gets back today. He borrowed clean clothes from my Son and the medical supplies were something he took care of himself at the local pharmacy, but the sheer, shitty lack of consideration on her part just leaves me speechless.  
  5. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    Yeah, I didn't really know what the situation was until I spoke to him on Thursday morning. He is not my kid, he's an adult and I want to continue treating him like that.  I'm not going to be able to do much more than feed shelter him and share any info I get from here, he is going to have to do the rest himself, but the link does look like something which might help. I think the big fight as you say is going to be getting his mum to let go and getting the state to pick up the bills, as you rightly say she won't want to lose that income and they won't want to pay. I'll share what I've found so far and see what happens. Apparently his mum is getting back later today so by next week I should have a better picture of how things really are.   Thanks for all the help folks, I'll update if anything changes.  
  6. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    Thanks @LeonG That looks helpful.  
  7. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    Thanks both. @jeba I said in my original post he is 19. I have no idea if the Jugendamt  are still interested at that age.   I'm trying not to push into his life too much here, just give him some ideas of how to get out and some practical help with living while he works it out., General comments like 'can he get Bafög' or 'talk to the  Pflegekasse' are not really what I'm looking for and are not much help.   I'm really hoping for more concrete and practical  'Phone this number' / 'visit this website' type advice so that I can actually help him. I have no idea how to navigate social or disability services in this country and neither does he.    
  8. Hi, This is a bit of a jumble because i don't really know what is going on or what I want to ask.  I'm just trying to get some ideas and some help, and to sort of see where the thread goes. So, the situation is that a friend of my son's is currently sleeping on our couch because his mum has 'gone on vacation' and left him locked out.  He was staying over with us last weekend, and when he went home on Monday, he found there was no-one home to let him in. He called and his mum says she will be back next week and he can sort himself out.  Well he is 19 and so in theory that could be OK, but he is 100% disabled (spina-bifida), a wheelchair user and on top of that, she knows that he has lost his keys and can't get in to his house. So he is now locked out of the house with no clean clothes, medical supplies etc. This is just the latest shit she has pulled and right now he really wants to move out and get setup on his own, but he has no idea how. He is unemployed, and finding a job is kinda hard at the best of times impossible right now. Dad also not really a lot of help. We are letting him stay with us, and he can stay as long as he needs to but really it's a a bit of a strain on us. Who can he go to for help? Other background info/questions... His mother is getting a fairly large monthly payment as a 'carer' for him. Could he get it transferred from her and get it himself? That on it's own would go a long way to covering his costs in a WG or similar? He is also worried about his health insurance, at the moment he is covered as a dependent of his mother, presumably if he moved out that would not be possible anymore and he would need his own cover. How could that be arranged?  
  9. Pension requirements for naturalization

    OK There are no specific pension requirements for naturalisation, the requirement comes as a consequence of the residency laws, and so because you already proved your pension contributions when obtaining your "niederlassungserlaubnis" there is no need to prove it again.   You can follow the logic yourself by looking at section 10 of the Nationality Act and at section 18 of the Act on the Residence, Economic Activity and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory    NOTE: the links are to the translations of the relevant acts and can serve as a good guide for understanding the rules, but they have NO legal standing and if you want to understand fully you should read the German versions and consult a qualified professional for advice.  
  10. Brexit: The fallout

    So one of the consequences of Brexit was that the UK lost access to Galileo a European project to launch a GPS system which wasn't controlled by the USA. This was a bit of a bother so BoJo and his chums decided that Britain could 'go it alone'.  To aid them in this they bought a 20% stake in a company which was launching it's own satellite system. Only it turns out They've bought the wrong satellites.   Doh!      
  11. Employment rules in 'Kurzarbeit' period

    Kurzarbeit is meant as a protection against having to lay off workers when there is insufficient work So if any of your colleagues are doing the job you would be doing if hired, it makes sense that the company cannot hire you. It's a shitty situation, but they are probably not bullshitting you. (And if they are, then you really don't want to work for them ;-) )  
  12. Riots in Stuttgart

    No you can't. Because Germany usually requires that immigrants give up their previous citizenship when they get German citizenship, and because the constitution (and various international treaties) prevent making someone stateless, in reality for most people with German citizenship, the likelihood of them being expelled is zero. EDIT to add: As it should be, german = german, there are no second-class citizens.  
  13. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    I can't join because right now its only available in the US, but it is unlikely to be helpful for accessing iplayer. The point of the Firefox VPN is privacy protection by generally hiding your location, whereas the purpose of using a VPN to access iplayer is to specifically fool the BBC into believing you are in the UK. So unless the firefox VPN lets you specify the endpoint location AND has endpoints in the UK it probably won't work, and it it does don't expect it to work for long because the BBC will block it.
  14. Leaving Germany Checklist 2020!

    There is a long thread here about it. I would start with this post which has a similar checklist to yours.
  15. US citizen visiting Germany for under 90 days.

    Well no, given the current Covid restrictions, if the real reason you want to come isn't considered urgent, it would be irresponsible for anyone to help with a fake reason. This shit is serious and it affects us all, if you don't need to come then stay home.