From the Sun newpaper of London a story that one sees almost daily in British newspapers, the ripping off of Britain’s generous welfare system. In this instance, Mick and Jean O’Shea won £10.2 million (about $16Million CDN) in the huge EuroMillions lottery 2005, but it turns out Mr. O’Shea still receives £500 a month disability allowance because the benefit is not subject to means testing.
The former builder said: “I worked for 40 years and I’m entitled to it. I’ve been getting it since about 1996.
“I declared the win to the authorities at the time, but it doesn’t matter as it’s not means-tested.”
He said he has osteoarthritis in his legs and rheumatoid arthritis in his hands and has recently had a hip operation.
Mr O’Shea, 73, is also eligible to receive a new car every three years under the Government’s Motability scheme for disabled drivers.
And remember, Britain is in better shape than most to the EU nations.