(Minghui.org) I went to the bank to make a withdrawal in November 2020 and noticed that my pension had not been deposited into my account. So I went to the social security office to check on it. After they saw my ID, they asked me to show them my prison release certificate. I suddenly understood what was going on. Because I had been detained for practicing Falun Dafa, my money was being withheld!

I tried to clarify some things about the persecution of Falun Dafa, but the staff person said they had to follow orders from the Communist Party since the Party paid them. I said, “The Communist Party doesn’t grow crops or do any work. Where does it get its money? The Party relies on you. You are paid for the work you do.”

I told fellow practitioners about what had happened. They helped me do some research on how to handle this. After discussing the situation with them, I was able to strengthen my righteous thoughts.

I returned to the social security office, showed them my release certificate, and asked them to show me their document pertaining to my case. After looking for the document for a long time, they told me they couldn’t find it. In the end, they gave me a copy of a document from Heilongjiang Province and a list of payment requests for more than 60,000 yuan. They also told me to meet with their department director.

I realized this could prove to be a good opportunity to pursue my case with their management and clarify the truth. I went to the department director and said that my pension had been suspended. The director asked for my verdict papers from the court. I said that Falun Dafa teaches people to cultivate the inner self and to become better people. I used to have lots of health problems and my temper was bad. I would yell at anyone that messed with me. Since I’ve practicing Falun Dafa, my temper has changed for the better and my health has improved. I also told him that the Tiananmen self-immolation incident was a hoax. I asked him not to believe such lies and not to hate Falun Dafa and that being kind to Falun Dafa practitioners would bring him happiness and blessings.

I handed him my verdict. He started to read it aloud. Just as he came to the word “cult,” he stopped and said, “There is no need to read this aloud.” I said that he was kind. He wrote me a formal declaration that said I could only get half of my pension and asked me to sign it. I objected and said that I would need to consult a lawyer. He said, “Sure, go ahead.” Then he took me to the bureau director’s office.

I told the bureau director about being wrongly sentenced to four years in prison for practicing Falun Dafa even though I was a good person. Not only was I not compensated for my suffering but now my pension was suspended. It was my pension that I’d earned through my hard work, and no one could legally withhold or suspend it. He told me that there were “documents” to back him up. I asked him to show them to me. He didn’t but said he would bring it up to his supervisor. I said, “If you can’t handle it properly, I will have to raise an administrative review.”

Prior to the 2021 Chinese New Year, I went to the bank to make a withdrawal and discovered an unexpected deposit of more than 10,000 yuan. I was surprised and thought it might be a retirement bonus. I went to my employer and asked about it. A colleague checked and told me that it should be my pension issued by the social security office.

I went to the social security office and confirmed it with the department director. He said, “Since you didn’t sign the form to receive half of your pension and we couldn’t find you, we had no choice but to issue you the full pension.” I said, “Your good deeds have touched me. Please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ As long as you are sincere and genuine, you will be blessed.” He thanked me.

Although I’m not highly educated or familiar with legal processes, I was able to clarify the truth and get back my pension. I sincerely appreciate fellow practitioners’ help and encouragement and, most importantly, Master’s care and protection.

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Category: Clarifying the Truth