A British mother and daughter pair who receive thousands in disabilities because of their extreme weight, both claim they are too happy to diet. In fact, they are PROUD of how they look, and are thrilled to remain heavy while British taxpayers support their every need.
Janice Manzur, 44, and her daughter Amber, 25, use mobility scooters as their weight means they struggle to get around, while Janice’s home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, has been modified by the council to accommodate her disability.
Mother-of-two Janice has been claiming benefits since 2006, while her daughter has not worked for more than two years.
Together they reportedly receive around £33,600 in benefits a year, which is the equivalent of someone earning £46,000 a year before tax.
But the pair have no plans to diet, and say they are happy being overweight, despite the risks of obesity-related health issues.
‘I’d rather my daughter live life on benefits being fat and happy than depressed and thin,’ Janice, who weighs 26st, told The Sun’s Jenny Francis.
As well as her scooter, Janice gets around in a wheelchair-accessible Fiat Qubo car, worth around £15,000, which she gets £200 a month in benefits for.
There is a disabled parking bay outside her home and a ramp has been placed outside her house, making it easier for her to access.
She is living with a number of weight-related conditions, including diabetes, high cholesterol and angina, according to the newspaper.
She says she has tried to lose weight in the past, but was unable to shift the pounds and when she asked a doctor about the possibility of having weight loss surgery, such as a gastric band, was told she was too overweight. She then decided to give up attempts to diet.
She was working as a manager in a call centre, but left because of weight-related health problems.
After winning a tribunal case where it was argued she could work if she lost weight, she now receives £620 in Employment Allowance and £320 in Disability Allowance every month, as well as £300 for rent.
‘I’ve always been big and I’m too fat to work, so I have a genuine disability. I should be miserable but I’m happy. I know this is the way I’m meant to be.’
via The Daily Mail
Is this sort of weight problem a disability… When they are both actively choosing to overeat and refuse the medical care which could improve their health?
It looks like the same Obama-entitlement mentality in America exists on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. What do you think?