Skip to comments.Britain's laziest woman [on dole for 16 YEARS, pocketed £30,000 in benefits!]
Posted on 02/21/2004 4:46:16 AM PST by ejdrapes
By ALASTAIR TAYLOR THE Sun wants your help to track down Britains worst scroungers. If you know a waster like Susan, give our SHOP A SPONGER HOTLINE a call between 9am and 6pm today on: 020 7782 4105 (London) or 0161 935 5316 (Manchester). Some people brand me lazy and a scrounger, but I am not. I just havent been given a chance. Susan left school at 16 with GCSEs in art and drama and spent two years at college.
Britain's laziest woman
Super-sponger ... Susan
THE laziest woman in Britain is exposed by The Sun today.
Bone idle Susan Moore has finally had her benefits stopped after an astonishing 16 YEARS on the dole.
Super-sponger Susan, 34, has not done a days work since dropping out of college in 1988.
But amazingly, she insists she isnt lazy and is appealing against the decision to stop her claiming £65-a-week Jobseekers Allowance.
Susan, who says she needs to RELAX at weekends, has never even been for a job interview and turned down work at a supermarket because it was five miles away.
But yesterday she said: I dont see why I shouldnt get Jobseekers Allowance. Im not a scrounger, I want to work but nothing suitables come up.
Her local Jobcentre currently has 260 vacancies on its books, and the local paper is packed with 230 job ads. But skiver Susan reckons none are right for her.
Since abandoning college she has pocketed £30,000 in benefits. But the handouts were finally stopped when she quit a New Deal course designed to help her find a job.
Dependent ... Susan now lives on mum Jennifer's benefit
To ensure waster Susan would attend the course held 20 miles away Jobcentre staff paid for a taxi to take her to the train station each morning, and also paid her rail fare.
But when the taxi didnt turn up one day, she simply packed the course in.
Susan, of Burythorpe, North Yorks, moaned: I find it hard to travel. I cant drive, there are no buses to speak of and taxis are expensive.
Id like to work in the village where I live, but we have no post office or shop and I have asked at the pub but there is nothing there.
Yesterday we offered Susan the opportunity to make a few quid over the weekend by manning a Shop a Sponger phone line we have set up.
But she immediately turned us down, without even asking how much we were paying.
She said: I dont fancy travelling to London. I shop on a Saturday, and on Sunday I sit at home and relax a bit.
Susan lives with divorced mum Jennifer, 58.
The pair are surviving on the £51-a-week Jobseekers Allowance paid to Jennifer, who stopped working in 1969 when Susan was born. They also receive housing benefit worth around £45 a week.
Susan, who spends much of her day listening to CDs and watching videos, said: Its awful trying to survive now. We only have one wage my mums benefit. The Jobcentre wont let us have a thing. Its disgusting.
She has attended regular appointments at Ryedale Jobcentre with officials paying her £12 taxi fare but insists she has never been offered a suitable position.
Home ... Susan's semi
Businesses seeking staff in Susans area yesterday included a Little Chef, a cleaning firm and a residential home but none seem good enough for her.
Susans appeal to get her Jobseekers Allowance back will be heard next month.
And, astonishingly, she and her mum are also trying to claim Income Support on medical grounds, saying Susan suffers monthly painful spells and Jennifer has swollen legs.
The Department for Work and Pensions refused to comment on Susan, but said: Failure to take New Deal courses can result in benefit loss.
By ALASTAIR TAYLOR
THE Sun wants your help to track down Britains worst scroungers. If you know a waster like Susan, give our SHOP A SPONGER HOTLINE a call between 9am and 6pm today on: 020 7782 4105 (London) or 0161 935 5316 (Manchester).
Some people brand me lazy and a scrounger, but I am not. I just havent been given a chance.
Susan left school at 16 with GCSEs in art and drama and spent two years at college.
Sadly she just was, and still doesn't get it based on her response. The only reason she been on the dole for 16 years is she has no shame.
Of course, that would be politically incorrect wouldn't it?
IMO, if they can list the names of drunk drivers, traffic scofflaws and child support delinquents, why not lazy arses that have been on the welfare rolls after say...4 years?
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