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"I Can't Work Because I'm Overweight": A Woman On Welfare Wanted Taxpayers To Pay For Her Wedding And Honeymoon In Mexico

Date October 16, 2019 18:22

Little girls aren’t the only ones daydreaming of a spectacular wedding. Many adult women want to turn this significant event into a fairy-tale. However, the luxury wedding is very expensive, so not every couple has enough money to make that dream come true.

One woman from Britain also couldn't afford her dream wedding, but she believed that the government was supposed to pay for it.

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This bride-to-be hoped tax-payers would pay her fancy wedding and honeymoon in Mexico. She demanded the government to give her £10,000, saying: "It's my human right!"

Bride demands money for her dream wedding

Anna Broom lives on benefits and she has been unemployed for a long period of time. The woman never got any education after high school, so after a few failed attempts at finding a job, she declared herself disabled and overweight. Then she applied for social benefits.

Anna received a disability living stipend, plus housing benefit with fiancé Jordan Burford, who was also living on a $165 monthly allowance from the government. Since the age of 19, the bride-to-be hasn't worked but got more than $123,217 in benefits.

The woman said her weight stopped her from finding a job. Moreover, it was giving her back pain, in addition to depression.

Anna dreamt of a romantic wedding but didn't have money to pay for it. So she decided to get a government loan for a church ceremony, horse carriage, and reception in a castle. She also planned a large buffet and drinks for the 50 guests.

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Anna wanted to wear a luxurious dress with a long veil and designer shoes. The elegant celebration would help the woman regain confidence and maybe motivate her to drop some extra pounds and find a job again. The bride said:

I'd also love a big band and have picked out Savage Garden's Truly, Madly Deeply for our first dance.

When Anna learned how much it would cost, she was overwhelmed. However, she was not sure how exactly to return the loan money. The woman said:

I want the taxpayers to fund my £10,000 ($12,324) dream wedding - it's a basic human right to be a bride. I don't see why I should have a small wedding at a registry office - I wouldn't be able to fit in all my guests and a church wedding is far more romantic.

She added:

I deserve a fairy-tale church wedding and a party in a castle - but there's no way I could afford it on benefits and I can't work because I'm overweight.

Many fraudsters take advantage of the social system, applying for state support based on having many children, low income, or disability without providing any proof. Families in difficult situations need additional support, but maybe they should do something on their own.

Anna always dreamt of a fairy-tale wedding, but should taxpayers pay for it? Share your thoughts in comments.

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