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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?

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UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:39

come back OP Grin

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happybubblebrain · 13/05/2012 20:39

Just a few points, taking this post at face value.

Who in their right mind would prefer a council house (they don't own) to their own home, even if it is going to take a bit of hard work.

Who in their right mind would want to be looking over their shoulder, lying to everyone, and risk getting sent to prison just to scam some money?

Who in their right mind would want a 60 inch plasma TV?

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tittytittyhanghang · 13/05/2012 20:40

Tbf, i have some sympathy for certain parts of the op. Council housing for instance. Sure anyone can apply, but my LA has a points system, so if you have no children for instance and work, then you have next to no points. My dp was on the list for 16 years, not one offer.

Fair enough people not working get decent amounts of money if they have children (my neighbour had 5 children and told me she received over £500 a week, I didn't believe her at first but checked out a benefit calculator online and it was true) but you have to remember that her children will eventually grow up and at some point she will only receive jobseekers allowance which i believe is a pittance. Not something to look forward to.

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Chubfuddler · 13/05/2012 20:40

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LineRunner · 13/05/2012 20:40

Benefit Pants. Are they really wide?

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gordyslovesheep · 13/05/2012 20:40

yeh having a child with disabilities is piss easy

I want some of this 'lone parent benefit' please

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zukiecat · 13/05/2012 20:41

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Empusa · 13/05/2012 20:42

For some strange reason I feel the urge to tell people to use advanced search.. can't think why though..

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UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:42

i think benefit pants could be the sworn enemy of judgey pants

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LineRunner · 13/05/2012 20:42

Oh come on. Loads of HA flats are 1- and 2-bedroom.

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McHappyPants2012 · 13/05/2012 20:42

But with all the money, they still think leggings are trousers and wear pj on the school run

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Olympia2012 · 13/05/2012 20:42

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Chubfuddler · 13/05/2012 20:43

I can't advanced search on iPhone app. Waaaaah.

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Empusa · 13/05/2012 20:43

"i want to claim benefits illegally as it seems so easy"

Go on then. It's an absolute ball! Hmm The joy never seems to stop..

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Sparks1 · 13/05/2012 20:48

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UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:48

HOUSE!! where do i claim my prize?

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Empusa · 13/05/2012 20:49

Damn you UnChartered you are just too quick! To collect your prize just head down to your nearest jobcentre where they will award you your goat.

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Olympia2012 · 13/05/2012 20:50

Where is op??

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everlong · 13/05/2012 20:50

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UnChartered · 13/05/2012 20:50

ha! and i've got a disabled child Grin

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McHappyPants2012 · 13/05/2012 20:50

Uncharted you can have a goat if you want

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LineRunner · 13/05/2012 20:51

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McHappyPants2012 · 13/05/2012 20:51

Empusa beat me to it

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cabbagesoup · 13/05/2012 20:52

fake or not - Always baffles me when people on benefits post about being Sooooo poor... surely the computers & internet cost money Grin

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DesperatelySeekingSedatives · 13/05/2012 20:53

I think OP has covered everything. I agree about paragraphs. Makes my eyes bleed so much I can't watch my huge telly Sad

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