Thursday, July 21, 2011

Multiple Wives on the State… And Husbands?

I did not know that the benefits system recognised polygamous marriage. Why is polygamy supported by the taxpayer and is this discrimination against polyandry? Who’s going to the European Court of Human Rights to campaign for multiple husbands?

See the DWP link for Savings credit. The list starts with the obvious:

threshold - single...
threshold - couple...
maximum - single...
maximum - couple...

And then comes:

Amount for claimant and first spouse in polygamous marriage - £209.70
Additional amount for additional spouse - £72.35

This was first spotted in the comments section on Conservative Home

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