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Those who need the most can't claim a penny

St Helens Star: Those who need the most can't claim a penny Those who need the most can't claim a penny

HAVING read the article about Michael Egan in the Star I feel he is completely right in what he says.

I have worked from leaving school and never claimed anything from the Government in 28 years until 2012 when I had a brain haemorrhage and was in Walton hospital for a month having suffered coiling to my brain that left me with a left sided weakness, depression, anxiety attacks and fright.

I had to finish work on ill health as a care assistant which I’ve done all my life.

I ended-up claiming work related ESA which finished in February 2014.

I was sent for a back to work interview at the job centre where the person I saw said she couldn’t see me going back to work and that I should be receiving support.

In December 2013 I had written a letter saying I wanted claim ESA and thought it would be sorted before February.

Instead I got an appointment to go for another medical in May when I had already had one and was assessed with 15 points.

Now I’m all worked up yet again.

I have to watch my blood pressure and am so depressed with constant headaches and they want me to go and sit there while they decide if I’m fit for work or not even though my own doctor as written a letter saying I’m unfit.

What a joke! I’ve had no money since February and my husband is working nearly 60 hours a week to keep our heads above water and he is not in good health himself.

I can’t get help from anybody because my hubby is working all those hours which he has to do. Where does the government stand by helping people like ourselves, it’s so annoying.

I’ve paid all my taxes and can't get any help, we even had to hand our house keys back to the bank as we couldn’t afford the mortgage.

I’m sick of hearing or seeing television programmes about people who get everything on benefits when I can’t claim a penny.

Sharon Bevan

Sutton Leach

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5:55pm Sat 10 May 14

djdexnelson says...

I do ok off the state! but have had to knock a phone contract on the head and lose my sky sports! i may end up working a 2nd club the way its going!
I do ok off the state! but have had to knock a phone contract on the head and lose my sky sports! i may end up working a 2nd club the way its going! djdexnelson
  • Score: -7

12:15pm Sun 11 May 14

MrBenggo says...

It sounds a familiar story,I used to spend a day's wage in petrol to get to work,three hour travel a day,and I only just made ends meet.
One of my neighbours said she would have to earn £350 a week to live as she was on benefits.I am no Tory but I do agree with them when they say no one on benefits should get more than any one working.
It sounds a familiar story,I used to spend a day's wage in petrol to get to work,three hour travel a day,and I only just made ends meet. One of my neighbours said she would have to earn £350 a week to live as she was on benefits.I am no Tory but I do agree with them when they say no one on benefits should get more than any one working. MrBenggo
  • Score: 6

12:55pm Sun 11 May 14

kjd161 says...

MrBenggo wrote:
It sounds a familiar story,I used to spend a day's wage in petrol to get to work,three hour travel a day,and I only just made ends meet.
One of my neighbours said she would have to earn £350 a week to live as she was on benefits.I am no Tory but I do agree with them when they say no one on benefits should get more than any one working.
Does that include the royal spongers like Andrew, Edward, Andrew's girls, Mickey of Kent and his missus,in fact, the whole bally lot of 'em? Sponge a tenner, sponge a million. It's all the same to me. People getting money off the state for nothing. I've no time for either end of the spectrum, but let's not differentiate between one leech and another.
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: It sounds a familiar story,I used to spend a day's wage in petrol to get to work,three hour travel a day,and I only just made ends meet. One of my neighbours said she would have to earn £350 a week to live as she was on benefits.I am no Tory but I do agree with them when they say no one on benefits should get more than any one working.[/p][/quote]Does that include the royal spongers like Andrew, Edward, Andrew's girls, Mickey of Kent and his missus,in fact, the whole bally lot of 'em? Sponge a tenner, sponge a million. It's all the same to me. People getting money off the state for nothing. I've no time for either end of the spectrum, but let's not differentiate between one leech and another. kjd161
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Tue 13 May 14

MrBenggo says...

kjd161 wrote:
MrBenggo wrote:
It sounds a familiar story,I used to spend a day's wage in petrol to get to work,three hour travel a day,and I only just made ends meet.
One of my neighbours said she would have to earn £350 a week to live as she was on benefits.I am no Tory but I do agree with them when they say no one on benefits should get more than any one working.
Does that include the royal spongers like Andrew, Edward, Andrew's girls, Mickey of Kent and his missus,in fact, the whole bally lot of 'em? Sponge a tenner, sponge a million. It's all the same to me. People getting money off the state for nothing. I've no time for either end of the spectrum, but let's not differentiate between one leech and another.
Kjd161,
believe me Royalty would have long gone if I had my way,biggest parasites in this country.
Let them who want royalty pay for 'em,and pay my share to.
[quote][p][bold]kjd161[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: It sounds a familiar story,I used to spend a day's wage in petrol to get to work,three hour travel a day,and I only just made ends meet. One of my neighbours said she would have to earn £350 a week to live as she was on benefits.I am no Tory but I do agree with them when they say no one on benefits should get more than any one working.[/p][/quote]Does that include the royal spongers like Andrew, Edward, Andrew's girls, Mickey of Kent and his missus,in fact, the whole bally lot of 'em? Sponge a tenner, sponge a million. It's all the same to me. People getting money off the state for nothing. I've no time for either end of the spectrum, but let's not differentiate between one leech and another.[/p][/quote]Kjd161, believe me Royalty would have long gone if I had my way,biggest parasites in this country. Let them who want royalty pay for 'em,and pay my share to. MrBenggo
  • Score: 1

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