A woman whose welfare was cut after she spent a £22k bingo win says she now can’t afford food or rent.
What would you do with a windfall of £22,000 ? Jean Jones decided to take her first holiday in eleven years, get a special chair for her arthritis, replace some household furniture and buy some colouring books.
But, according to the Government’s Department of Work and Pensions, she should have saved the cash for rent, bills and other necessities. The reason? Jean doesn’t work and before her win got her income from government benefits.The government’s rules say that if […]