80,000 claimant’s are on benefits For obesity and addiction’s.
According to a new government report out to-day, more than 80,000 people are claiming incapacity benefit for obesity and addiction to alcohol and drug’s.
The report further state’s that, 81,760 people are dependent on payout’s because they are obese (1,830) or suffering from drug (37,480) or alcohol problem’s (42,360).
Some 12,880 alcoholic’s and 9,200 drug addict’s have been dependent on incapacity benefit for more than 10 year’s, along with 660 obese people.
The benefit is paid at three weekly rates: £68.95 for the first 28 week’s, £81.60 from week’s 29-52 and £91.40 from week 53. The current 2.1 million people on incapacity benefit cost taxpayer’s £7bn a year.
These people should NOT get this benefit as it is meant for people who are really ill with chronic diseases or disability’s, etc.
If they are obese or have a drug or alcohol addiction, no-one caused it but them selves’ by their over indulgence, there is help available for them but they do not take this help, so why pay them to remain on they habit’s. Giving money to a drug and alcohol addict’s is also feeding their habit’s.
The government must and should stop this wrong doing and give it to the people who really need it.
Of course now we will get all the charities’ like Alcohol Concern, drug awareness, etc jumping on the band wagon trying to stop it, WHY, because their job’s depend on these people, no addict’s = no job’s