I just love hearing people talking about how easy it is to get benefits and sit around doing nothing all day. Just like how I got denied disability AND lost my appeal afanst the decision, despite having moderate-serious brain damage and a ton of other health problems. I've been surviving on job seeker's allowance (less than a quarter of minimum wage) for my entire adult life.
People think this way due to a mixture of personal experience and the media coverage of those benefits is also to blame for these attitudes
I would way pre 2010 the welfare system was joke.
•My stepdad knew numerous people who lived on benefits on his council estate and didn't want to work. He also knew young people that wanted to leave school and go on benefits
•My nan is an immigrant she used to be befriends with other immigrant parents in the neighbourhood. My nan was friends with a Muslim lady from somalia who had 10 children. This woman never worked and didn't even want to. She lived in a council flat. She would give her benefits money to her boyfriend and hang out with friends. This was before the benefits cap
• I had a family member who wanted her own place and freedom from family. She was told by school friends to get pregnant and she will be given a flat by the council. She did exactly this and it worked.
•i used to watch a show on bbc3 called free speech when i started getting interested in politics. They were discussing the welfare system. One woman in the audience mentioned nobody in her family worked(grandmother, mum) however the woman choose to work herself. She said there was culture which worklesss households exist
• I used to read stories in the sun of people faking depression to get benefits
Last year i went to Brighton beach and there was young girl who was bragging about how her mum is going to help diagnosed for depression and signed on benefits.
If you to want work or better yourself in the UK you are not helped at all
-People who work dont get free prescriptions like those on benefits
People who also work dont free dental care whereas those on benefits
-If your savings are too high or your partner is a high earner a person can be denied universal credit
This why is why there is resentment towards those on those benefits because people who work feel like they are getting a raw deal.
The welfare system is a joke it fails those who need
Most people dont realise the benefits system is so unfair to those with disabilities or serious illness.
I use to volunteer in the citizens advice and saw first hand how people who were seriously ill being declared fit to work.
We have a broken welfare system