UK Benefits System

Published September 21, 2012 by mandzmagee

madeinulster's Blog

After seeing an article yesterday claiming a woman with 10 kids was pleading to the UK housing to give her a bigger house. I am slightly bewildered by this. This lady wasn’t from the UK – apparently receiving 34 grand in benefits. I will assume she is entitled to these benefits, legally entitled to reside in the UK. What i don’t understand is how someone born in the UK and lived there all their lives and suffering from illness has to struggle to prove they’re unwell, just to get benefits because they’re unfit to work. The procedure to prove you are sick is horrific. I’m on the sick myself so i know first hand just how tough it was.

When i first had to leave work i applied for incapacity benefit, due to anxiety and panic attacks. I couldn’t get from one end of the street to the other. Let…

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