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Stacey Solomon says benefits ‘saved my life’ as she talks about past financial struggles

Mother-of-four Stacey Solomon shared how she used to respond to entitlements at a much younger age during a discussion on Loose Women about the cost of living crisis

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Stacey Solomon shared about her past financial struggles as she discussed the cost of living crisis on Loose Women on Friday.

The mother-of-four joined Kaye Adams, Judi Love and Nadia Sawalha on the panel as they spoke about the possibility of households receiving £400 to help with their energy bills.

“I just think it’s another example of the extent of government disconnection,” Stacey, 32, said when Kaye raised the subject.

However, Kaye, 59, countered: “A lot of this Covid, then you have the situation in Ukraine. I hate to use the word unprecedented, but these are unprecedented times.”






Stacey Solomon opened up about her past financial struggles as she discussed the cost of living crisis on Loose Women on Friday

However, Stacey did not have that and decided to share his personal experience of relying on benefits.

“When I had Zachary at 17, 18, I got the Sure Start Grant, it was called at the time, and I can’t tell you how much it saved my life,” she said. speak.

“My work tax credits have saved our lives, we wouldn’t have been able to without them. Milk cards that we use to help us buy SMA and milk and supplies from stores. stores that we cannot afford.






Stacey gave a passionate speech after her Loose Women co-star said it was an ‘unprecedented moment’

“All of that has been erased. Like some of my friends who were in a similar situation now don’t even have those opportunities, they are completely taken away by people and then they turn around and go, ‘oh look, we’re in for a cost of living crisis, let’s throw in £400. It’s too late,’ she continued.

“I don’t think they realize for most people who need £400, that money was spent six months ago,” she added as Kaye admitted she would return £400 if granted.






Stacey says government plan is ‘too late’

Loose Women viewers were quick to praise Stacey for her comments, with one person writing on Twitter: “Go Stacey! #LooseWomen.”

Another said: “Every time I come across @StaceySolomon on #LooseWomen, she impresses me so much. So many people commenting on current affairs only know huge wealth. I need to hear from more people like Stacey who have truly lived through the more financially difficult times in her life.”

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