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179 replies

heatherhopper · 13/05/2012 20:19

im a bit fed up as my partner and i are working and struggling to pay the bills and renovate the house. we got a fix it up house needing alot of work done to it as its all we could afford. we couldnt get a council house as we were not registered drug users/alcoholics or lots of kids. for christmas we bought our son 2nd hand toys and clothes as we are so stretched financially sometimes its bills or food usually a trade off between both. its very hard life and i must admit theres times feel like "whats the point" this isnt a life - especially when i cant afford to put on the heating. on the other hand my brothers girlfriend is feeding her dogs the meat we buy to eat as its all we can afford but its cheap (good enough for her dogs but not for them). she claims lone parent benefit for her 3 kids and have been for almost 12 years. she is out shopping and luncheoning almost everyday. her knickers cost more than the outfit im wearing. they get everything including housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support and my brother earns up to £500 sometimes more a week. they brag about their 60 inch plasma and lifestyle and im ashamed to say im jealous. i can hardly pay the bills let alone buy clothes and nice things as well as have a lovely lifestyle. someone told on them about 10 years ago but she said she was innocent and they said "ok no further action". i want to claim benefits illegally as it seems so easy all i have to do in an interview is say "im innocent" and im off the hook - we would be able to afford to eat properly again and even maybe a holiday or get the house sorted. she has a council house so got a new kitchen recently while mine is over 40 yrs old. if i get caught i can say "im not doing it" and get off with it. my brother has all his mail sent to my parents house so no trail. im getting desperate now and i would trade my awful poverty ridden life for a flashy benefit life but some people do get caught out and i think id be unlucky as im a rubbish liar. should i split up with my patrner so we can afford to live?

OP posts:
UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:20

yay!! just when you thought you'd have to watch TV

Thanks OP

usualsuspect · 13/05/2012 20:20

Is this a wind up?

usualsuspect · 13/05/2012 20:21

I was just about to go and watch TV too Grin

Kaloobear · 13/05/2012 20:21

Poor effort.

McHappyPants2012 · 13/05/2012 20:21

Got to the part about council housing are only for drug user or loafs of kids then give up ( any one can apply) me and dh are on low income and have a HA house

MyNameIsntFUCKINGWarren · 13/05/2012 20:22

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UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:22

evening usual - fancy a peanut anyone? these are special hypoallergenic peanuts btw, so the rest of the thread is safe Grin

Methe · 13/05/2012 20:23

Maybe you could develop a drug habit? That might help?

usualsuspect · 13/05/2012 20:24

You will only get a 32in TV in your first year of claiming, after that you get extra inches for every child you have.

CakeistheAnswer · 13/05/2012 20:24

I just made a mahoosive choccy cake. Anyone fancy a slice?

duckdodgers · 13/05/2012 20:25

Only a 60 inch plasma - is that all?

Sallyingforth · 13/05/2012 20:25

It may be a windup.
But we all know that things like this really do happen.

duckdodgers · 13/05/2012 20:25

Usualsuspect Grin

usualsuspect · 13/05/2012 20:26

I had an actual cinema screen when I was on benefits

Krumbum · 13/05/2012 20:26

You may not be able to live in a council house but if you are low earners with kids you are probably entitled to some housing benefit, council tax benefit, tax credits and working tax credits. Most ppl don't even realise they are still entitled to some benefits if they are in employment. Look on the government website and you can find out.

TheFlyingFishFinger · 13/05/2012 20:26

Paragraphs!! Please use paragraphs!!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 · 13/05/2012 20:27

don't waste your time being jealous, just cheat as well, problem solved! Grin

UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:27

can we not mention goats until at least page 6 this time, please?

LineRunner · 13/05/2012 20:27

I have boredom on my side.

BananasInBloomers · 13/05/2012 20:28

If you were in a council house you would get free paragraphs.

DuelingFanjo · 13/05/2012 20:28

pass me a slice of the cake please. Grin

usualsuspect · 13/05/2012 20:28

Yes, I'm very bored .I like a nice benefit cheat thread to liven up my night.

Olympia2012 · 13/05/2012 20:28

What the helll is a lone parent benefit???

Chubfuddler · 13/05/2012 20:28

Paragraphs and capital letters would help me enormously.

BabyDubsEverywhere · 13/05/2012 20:29

Ooooh goodie, its been at least three days since we had one of these :)

As an aside, DH and I were actually looking into living seperatly as we have hit rock bottom. Luckily after 9months tirelessly job searching he has found something to tide us over, we are still on our arse but will come back up again. peaks and troughs and all that :)

OP hopefully looking a little further into the future will help you see that benefit life may seem flush compared to dismal working hand to mouth at moment, but working gives you much better prospects and you will earn more, the house will get sorted, pay will increase etc. stick with it :)

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