Obese Mom-Of-Two Says She Needs More Of Taxpayers' Money: ‘It's Not My Fault I'm Fat - I Need More Benefits'

August 17, 2018

Millions of pounds in benefits are being claimed every year. But sometimes, receiving those benefits might prevent some people from taking control over their lives. Others claim that they don’t receive enough money to make any changes.

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“I need more benefits”

A 26-year-old mom-of-two, Christina Briggs, claims it’s not her fault she is obese and says she needs more benefits to make changes in her eating habits.

Briggs has never worked and receives 20K in benefits a year. She spends £ 300 every month on junk food saying that healthy eating is “too expensive.”

I hate being overweight but it’s not my fault - healthy food is too expensive. A bag of apples costs the same as a multipack of crisps but I can’t afford both.

Christina admits she realizes she puts her health at risk, but she reveals that after paying bills, she has hardly any money left, as she needs to pay for her kids’ clothes and books as well. With the money that’s left, the single mom can’t afford to get any healthy food.

I need more benefits to eat healthily and exercise and it would be good if the government offered a cash incentive for me to lose weight. I’d like to get £1 for every pound I lose. If the price of healthy food was lowered that would help too. I need help but I need it from the government.

Do you think if Briggs received more money from the government, she would have started leading a healthy lifestyle?

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