|"Child Refugee" Hossein Jafary with his new Samsung|
In Lidingö outside Stockholm, the money you receive through the Swish app, a Swedish PayPal, is counted as income. This means that a person who receives benefits gets reduced compensation if money comes in through the popular payment system.
Hossein's a so-called unaccompanied youth who has turned 18. In order to receive benefits, he has to report his income every month. When he discovered that money he received through Swish was deducted from the grant, it came as a shock.
Hossein claims that the income on his Swish account's from when he and his friends eat at restaurants. One of them pays while the others swish their part of the bill to that person.
I feel bullied. All other youths can swish each other, he tells Aftonbladet and continues:
It's only the young refugees in Lidingö who can't use this technique, that's very common in Sweden and in the world. What's wrong with us?
The rules are, however, the same for everyone who's dependent on benefit handouts in Lidingö.
Hossein’s suggets that "refugee youths" should be allowed to swish up to a certain limit without money being deducted from the subsidy.
What method of payment Hossein used when he bought his Samsung Galaxy Note 9 worth approximately €1,000, his gold watch and branded clothes and how he can afford to pay for his friend’s meals at restaurants the story doesn't reveal.