It certainly isn't an unusual occurrence to learn that someone who committed a crime requiring physical strength and dexterity, was on a sickness or invalid benefit. This prison census shows that 386 sentenced inmates had been on one of these benefits before incarceration.
What is unusual is the following letter published in this morning's DomPost;
Mr Hughes knows that he cannot legally deny an individual a benefit. ( Would that he could). But she could be reclassified as 'unemployed'. That would reduce her weekly 'pay' however, to which her response may very well be to go for a better paying 'job'. A domestic purposes beneficiary perhaps. She's only 43 after all. Having a baby now would just about see her through to Super. And that's assuming she doesn't already have other dependent children.
All bluff and bluster I'm afraid. The application of emphasis removes any misapprehension on the part of the reader.
"I can assure you that if Ms Stevens is not meeting the criteria for THIS benefit, it will be stopped."
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