reply to post by noonebutme
Well I do have to say to you that I agree that people who cheat a system should not be allowed to reap any benefits.
I do have to say this however, I have a father who has had 4 slipped disks and 3 hernias due to an accident that should not have happened if health
and safety procedures were followed by his employer over a decade ago. He has been for 5 ops with no success and the end result has left him in
constant agony, if hes not in agony he can hardly speak due to the tablets he has to take making him so drowsy, he can drive for small amounts of
time, walk short distances and speak ok at times if hes lucky.
I personally caught a member of the local council spying on his property from a vehicle parked outside his home after he asked me to go over to a car
that had been parked outside his home everyday. As a result my father is now out of his mind with paranoia, he no longer goes out the house, wont
answer the phone and is panicking over losing the benefits that enable him to live in a his home.
Do you think this is a reasonable approach to policies?
Seems that the attitude of the public is just as bad with this whole guilty until proven innocent nonsense.
I am an employed member of society and am very lucky to have a job right now, just in case you think I am one of these so called benefit cheating
Dont get me wrong there are some but I highly doubt it is as bad as the media would have you believe. It took my father 3 years to start getting any
benefits for his injury, he had to prove his injury with scan results, physiotherapy, operations, numerous interviews, a tribunal and after going
through all the hell of it, he now has council spies watching him at his home watching to see if he lifts a damned tesco bag into his house.
Some people seem to think its a case of walking up and saying, "hey ive got a sore leg, give me money pal" not the case.
There are different scenarios as well but im just showing one genuine example that is shocking in my opinion.
Quite a lot of people end up losing everything including there homes when trying to get a genuine claim for a health and safety related accident
because it takes so long to take a business to a tribunal. If anything it should be improved both ways, ie faster for genuine and faster at getting
non genuine people off. Right now though I am a little sceptical that millions of people would go through all the agonising process of getting
benefits rather than job seeking if they are in good health but of course some do so.
Great country we have here.
[edit on 5-10-2009 by XXXN3O]