Thousands of crap parents can?t hold their life together for the sake of their kids

The hand wringers call shame on the government for taking the money away, while the shame is due to the parents now being proven as incapable and irresponsible.

CYFS should consider taking the kids away, we should stick these ferals on mandatory birth control, and then we might consider giving them some of their/our money back.

Thousands of children have been affected by benefit cuts in the last two years because parents failed to meet work obligations set out by the Government.

Benefits haven’t been cut. Useless feral ratbags who don’t meet obligations have had their financial expectations adjusted.

New figures obtained by Radio New Zealand show about 43,000 sanctions have been issued against beneficiaries with children during that time, which could mean their payments were cut by as much as half.

The figures show 20,363 main benefits involving children were cut back in the year to July 2014, and another 23,066 the following year.

Each cut could involve more than one child, and some beneficiaries could have been penalised more than once.

Lisa Woolley, the president of the Council of Christian Social Services, said the numbers were shocking. ?

She said the first thing to go when budgets were cut was food, but some may also be struggling with rent, which could lead to overcrowding.

“The impact on the health for children on overcrowding is huge and also when you think of the children being moved from house to house, it’s their education that gets impacted,” she said.

“These have far-reaching implications. Not just the income, it’s what happens in the family when that income is reduced.”

The council earlier this month released a report, which found more than 80,000 beneficiaries had benefits sanctioned between July 2013 and September 2014, with the main reason being missed appointments with Work and Income.

Sanctions are also given if beneficiaries don’t provide evidence they looked for a job, don’t take or fail a drug test or travel overseas without telling Work and Income.

It is easy to avoid sanctions…act and behave like a proper parent.

These are not entitlements as of right, these are obligations. And failure to meet those obligations ca result in sanctions.

Only the truly retarded would fail to grasp that…oh look, one comments.

Labour’s social development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni said the Government needed to better monitor the children being affected by the sanctions.

“The real concern here is that the Government is not reporting properly on any of this stuff. Given these are vulnerable families. We need to know what exactly were the sanctions, how much do they lose and what were the impacts on the families affected.”

Ms Sepuloni said it’s particularly concerning that the majority of sanctions were against those on the sole parent benefit.

The government should also properly monitor the parents of Labour spokespeople to stop them bludging and stealing from taxpayers too.

 

– Radio NZ

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