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'and This Is Me In Egypt' By Woman In 37K Benefit Fraud


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#16 aSecureTenant

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Maybe raping the benefits system was their version of a "muslim friendly" mortgage arrangement, as they didn't have to make interest payments.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Whats is sick is that if she was entitled to all that, if living alone.

What is sick is that the state actively penalize's couples living together, but single parents (well, lets be honest, single mothers) get a free pass.

I know several young 'single mothers' who are actually living with their partners (who work) without telling the state they are living together. Why? because ALL their benefits get withdrawn if they tell SS. And while the male's do work, there's no way they can afford to house the missus and the kid with current house prices and rents. Thats the only reason i don't grass . Its wrong, yes, but bearing in mind the fact of the fraud in the housing and mortgage markets is designed to penalize people like them from making their way in life in favour of BTL SCUM, i dont begrudge low earning couples from doing this.

Make ABSENT FATHERS pay the equivalent child tax benefit, child tax credit, income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit. If they dont. Throw them in jail. Its simple. You either pay for your children, or you work it off in a labour camp. Thats the only way to fix it. Get rid of the damn benefits system in its entirety, not just for married/couples.

Instead we have a benefits system that does its darndest to break up families.

Admittedly this woman seems to have more than a breadline amount of payments coming her way, and it appears is BTL SCUM herself, so throw the book at her.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

The comments on the article make pretty frustrating reading too... for example:


In one respect the commentator is correct. If this woman hadn't been such an utter moron as to boast about her fraud on Twitter, she almost certainly would have got away with it. More to the point, there are probably at least tens, if not hundreds of thousands of other fraudsters who have got and are getting away with it, because they understand that if you're engaging in chronic criminality, keeping a low profile while doing so drastically increases your chance of evading detection. As you say, it's depressing: thanks to getting on for two decades of MPs' expense troughing and other examples of immoral behaviour in public life, a great swathe of the public has decided if that they can't beat them, they'll try to join them.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

Because it does. It is is borrowed. The idea is that it comes from their childrens' and grandchildrens' pockets so they (the Boomers) could care less.

Boomer? FFS, she's 24!



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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:30 AM

I know several young 'single mothers' who are actually living with their partners (who work) without telling the state they are living together. Why? because ALL their benefits get withdrawn if they tell SS. And while the male's do work, there's no way they can afford to house the missus and the kid with current house prices and rents. Thats the only reason i don't grass . Its wrong, yes, but bearing in mind the fact of the fraud in the housing and mortgage markets is designed to penalize people like them from making their way in life in favour of BTL SCUM, i dont begrudge low earning couples from doing this.

Make ABSENT FATHERS pay the equivalent child tax benefit, child tax credit, income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit. If they dont. Throw them in jail. Its simple. You either pay for your children, or you work it off in a labour camp. Thats the only way to fix it. Get rid of the damn benefits system in its entirety, not just for married/couples.

Instead we have a benefits system that does its darndest to break up families.

Admittedly this woman seems to have more than a breadline amount of payments coming her way, and it appears is BTL SCUM herself, so throw the book at her.


This is so true. And when the social turn up at 6am to check the bloke "just stayed the night" and certainly doesn't live there. The working class male is forced into a ghost existence - he must not appear on paperwork or his "baby-mother" and children will become his financial responsibility, which he cannot afford.

The best way to mend the system is to say: no benefits for children born out of wedlock, and husbands must support their wives and children.

(And the husband does sound foreign!)

Edited by Nationalist, 30 April 2012 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

I don't condone people pretending to be split up, but the difference in income from the taxpayer if you do go down that route is probably considered by some people to be great enough to make the risk worthwhile. By the time you include your income support (which you wouldn't get if you lived with a working husband or wife), the higher child tax credits and the extra money towards the rent, you could be looking at as much as 200 a week extra income.

There are lots of ways to exploit our benefits system and stay within the law, and I would think many more people go down this route rather than the "pretending to be split up" saga. Things like restricting your working hours to ensure you maximise your benefits, even when full time work is available, milking an injury so as to get disability allowance, only working at things you enjoy doing, even if they pay paltry profits compared to what you could be doing, having more children than you would have had if you had had to pay for them yourself, so as to maximise not just child tax credits/benefit, but also housing allowance. Immoral? Possibly. Illegal? Not a chance.




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