posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by andy06shake
From what the council has said, she has refused to engage with them on a consistent basis, refuses to respond to correspondence and has refused to
take the grant she is entitled to which would make this whole problem go away. The council will have records of all correspondence which would be
presented during the legal proceedings.
It matters not that she is in a wheelchair, everyone is treated equally under the law. Once you start granting special privileges to one group, where
does it stop? She couldn't pay the rent, she has one adult son and a teenage daughter of working age who only live with her part time, so she isn't
entitled to claim for them on Housing benefit anyway.
The rules have
to apply to everyone equally - many years ago I tried to get something out of the state when I was young and homeless, but
because of the "rules" I couldn't get bugger all, so I've been on the thick end of the stick too, you know.
EDIT: Don't try to play on peoples emotions with language like "poor, wheelchair bound woman". She is a person, with her own mind and makes her own
decisions - that is all.
I don't care if she is in a wheelchair, is black, Chinese, Martian, if she is gay or prefers the company of horses.
Maybe the reason why people with higher rent arrears don't get booted out is because they actually communicate with their landlord/council and seek
the assistance they are entitled too?
edit on 22/8/13 by stumason because: (no reason given)