Sweden is different: Guy is awarded unemployment benefits because he’s addicted to Rock Music!

Sweden is different: Guy is awarded unemployment benefits because he’s addicted to Rock Music! – “Gonna have to face it I live in my parents’ basement!” Ananova: A heavy metal fan has been awarded sickness handouts after doctors said his addiction to music was a disability. The ruling means Roger Tullgren, 42, will pocket thousands of pounds in state benefits to help finance his 36-year obsession. Roger will get a £65 a week top […] [Dvorak]
Sweden is different: Guy is awarded unemployment benefits because he’s addicted to Rock Music!“Gonna have to face it I live in my parents’ basement!”
Ananova:
A heavy metal fan has been awarded sickness handouts after doctors said his addiction to music was a disability.
The ruling means Roger Tullgren, 42, will pocket thousands of pounds in state benefits to help finance his 36-year obsession.
Roger will get a £65 a week top […]
[Dvorak]
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