Woman encourages teen daughter to become pregnant so she can get government handoutsBy Mason White 10:23 AM April 16, 2014
|Sinead and Melissa Clarkson|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
Most mothers want their daughters to finish school and make something of their lives before having children.
One woman admitted that she encouraged her teenage daughter to become pregnant.
The woman’s 19-year-old daughter is now six months pregnant.
Sinead Clarkson, 36, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, is an unemployed mother, who has never had a job and has now encouraged her daughter to get pregnant, so she can enjoy the “easy life” on benefits as well.
Clarkson said that she has been claiming benefits for the past 20 years and currently is getting £1,200 ($2,000) a month in government handouts.
Clarkson has now admitted that she encouraged her 19-year-old daughter Melissa, to have a baby so she can live comfortably without working a low paying job.
“I am better off on benefits. I refuse to work for a pittance and struggle,” she said.
Clarkson said that when the baby is born her daughter will receive her own two bedroom apartment and £400 (almost $700) a month.
Clarkson knows that taxpayers will be angry when they hear that she teaches her daughter how to take advantage of the system.
However, she insists that the system is to blame for making it more economically viable not to work.