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24-06-2010, 06:44 PM

2220 a month on benefits

The couple in the vid get:

308 - Childrens tax credits
90 - housing and council tax benefits
60 - child benefit
44 - income support
53 carers allowance for toddler with cleft pallette
555 a week
2220 a month

The government are already planning to take 11bn out of welfare spending, yet today the chancellor said that if the government could cut spending on benefits even more, they would do so.

Much play had been made in the Budget of the apparently lavish sums that some people can claim from the state. But is that the whole picture?

Richard Watson has spent the day in Stockton-on-Tees with a family who rely on state allowances for most aspects of their lives.
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25-06-2010, 09:20 AM

Re: 2220 a month on benefits

Well, they'll want the latest 3Dtv so it's only fair they get all that per month

Still, I'm not envious of their situation and without that money then they would be out on the street. I think there just needs to be proper investigations constantly to make sure that these people are doing all they can to find work and are not just being lazy!



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