Natasha Fuller admits she may have been getting WINZ payments she was not entitled to
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Natasha Fuller is the gift that keeps on giving. This is the latest in a series of five posts on the women who protested National's decision to can the training incentive allowance relating to degree courses.
Fuller gets $715 per week from WINZ to surf the Internet and buy consumables but can't afford to study,had access to her partners bank account, and apparently posts under
ok used his credit card and got myself into a rental he is going to spit tacks....We have lived together for 4 years but in that house 3.i do have mail cause at the start i had to get a benifit for awhile as he would not support me and my children and i spent more time in hospital than home so could not work, i no its wrong but i didn't no what to do it was for 3 months.Terrible spelling aside, this looks like an admission of wrongdoing - or a lie in an attempt to get 50% of his stuff after a break-up.
Work and Income should be interested in this. I'm not saying that she was defrauding WINZ, but they could raise a debt if it could be shown that he was supporting her to a degree while she received state support, given her other admissions that he paid the mortgage and main bills, and her apparent ability to access his money via a credit card. She would have got Working for Families for the kids if IRD was unaware of her partners apparent high income. Even if she was living with her partner for three years only it means that she appears to be working on her business thanks to a 10K WINZ grant during that time. Would she be entitled to that grant? Furthermore, it was the same time as Labour revealed her income in Parliament.
No wonder Fuller doesn't want to speak to the minister. Something stinks. Her story is hardly consistent. Perhaps she's got something to hide?