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S1-E1 Benefits: 26 Kids and Claiming

S1-E1 Benefits: 26 Kids and Claiming

Monday 7pm - 8pm My5


Documentary following large families whose sole source of income is benefits, including devoted mother Paula and her seven children. Paula first became pregnant at the age of 14 and is trying to come to terms with her eldest daughter, who is expecting her second child, moving home. Plus, unemployed Mohammed has 11 children and his life is in a constant state of chaos, but is pinning his hopes on finding work abroad, while Lee and his family are living in emergency accommodation and are facing eviction.

Cast & Crew

Director Duncan Cook
Executive Producer Ian Rumsey
Producer Duncan Cook
Series Producer Rob Lambie

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