You obviously don't know how to work the system :)
My son was made redundant in November. 4 weeks ago he was granted an interview for a job 80 miles away. He got the job and started work 3 weeks ago, but he's still waiting for his petrol expenses. His mother provided the money so it's actually us that is awaiting the refund.
On top of that he has been informed that he will be paying emergency tax on his first pay check, due to a mistake made by the Job Centre or the tax office