Dear Prime Minister: Is this true? Pension Reality Check Letter HOAX

The following piece of shit has been circulating the internet for YEARS.  NO IT’S NOT TRUE.

Yet all I can see are legions of ignorant, racist morons reposting this with self-righteous anger, so easily ignited by a few lies written on a screen. None of them would think to check the facts or verify the veracity of the claims. The most obvious inconsistency is the constant reference to ‘illegal’ immigrants claiming benefits. An illegal immigrant cannot claim benefits – if they are here illegally and come to the attention of the authorities, they will be deported. That’s how it works.

So naturally this shit is an easy target for Facebook, where idiots repost things without a first, nevermind a second, thought. As always, as ever, CHECK YOUR FACTS before you end up looking like an idiot. It’s not even hard.

Dear Prime Minister’s Office,

Are you aware of the following, is this a true statement and list
of benefits, if not the please correct with the real figures?

The British Government provides the following financial
assistance:-

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER –

Weekly allowance: £106.00?

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN –

Weekly allowance: £250.00

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER –

Weekly Spouse Allowance: £25.00?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

Weekly Spouse Allowance: £225.00

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER

Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £0.00?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £100.00

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER

TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT £6,000?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT: £29,900

Comments

  1. Mike K says:

    It has received a response from Dept of Work and Pensions under the Freedom of information Act: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pension_reality_check_2