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Realign payback seasons so that the Christmas payout comes in November

By: harrrrrry | 10-04-2019 09:49

Currently payback seasons run from December to May and June to November. Actual payback is paid out in the next following month, so payback is actually paid towards the end of December and January

One of the supposed benefits of having a 6 month season is that accumulating payback allows the member to use the payment for something more significant than they could otherwise achieve with individual monthly payments. However, this breaks down because probably one of their biggest meeds would be to help with the Christmas season. A payment in late December is too late to help much for that.

Consequently I'm suggesting:

  • that for 2019 only, the second payback season be reduced to 5 months, ie June to October, allowing final payout by the end of November
  • for 2020 and subsequent years, payback becomes November to April (with actual payback towards the end of May and November).

In addition to helping members, I suspect this will also help staff and agents, as December and the New Year are probably busy times for them. It will also mean that if circumstances force a delayed payment (as happened in 2018) it will be seen as less of a catastrophy for those that were relying on a payout in time for Christmas.

Comments

by: onthelash
on: 31-05-2019 21:58

Yes great option

by: persco
on: 24-05-2019 06:24

doesn’t make any difference to me if am honest but I see your thinking here. Many do rely on payback which is fine but I have never as least disappointment with delays or glitches (and gg doesn’t guarantee payback) can be devastating for some.

This will also remove the 6monthly narrative albeit still twice a year. For helpers, this can be a nightmare and conflicting in trying to explain in h&s

by: o7sagittarius
on: 07-06-2019 20:52

that's a lovely idea I'm sure it will help out a lot of people at this expensive time of year

by: leshin
on: 07-06-2019 07:34

Supported

by: jokeyboi77
on: 05-06-2019 06:35

Supported.

I don't see anything wrong with moving payback dates if it helps members.

by: gordonellis1
on: 04-06-2019 14:35

support this idea

by: quinl15
on: 03-06-2019 20:46

soon

by: pysiak0071
on: 03-06-2019 16:53

Good

by: joshpt
on: 01-06-2019 14:49

Supported.

by: pault1974
on: 31-05-2019 18:22

Supported.