Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

Series 2 - Episode 3

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Immigrants who claim welfare to support children who live back in their home countries. Self-employed scrap-metal collector and father-of-three Ion came to the UK at the start of 2014 and estimates he gets £1,200 in benefits a month, and is spending virtually all of it renovating his family home back in rural Romania. Evita Kossmann lives in Warsaw and gets around £220 a month in British benefits for her 10-year-old son Mateusz because her husband Sebastian resides and works in Bristol.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Bob Jefford
Executive Producer Jacqui Wilson
Series Producer Jules Seymour