On Benefits: Cash-Strapped Couples

On Benefits: Cash-Strapped Couples

Series 1



The documentary focuses on the experiences of welfare claimants in relationships. They include Essex couple Suzanne and Derek, who are looking to move to avoid paying bedroom tax on their four-bedroom home. But finding a property to meet Suzanne's exacting standards is proving tricky. Meanwhile, epilepsy sufferer Stephan and his wife Linda are deep in debt but still spend £12 a week feeding the homeless, and Carl and Angie's benefits are affected by his disability allowance and her wages from a part-time job.

Cast & Crew

Director Roy Ageymang
Executive Producer Ian Rumsey
Producer Roy Ageymang
Series Producer Mark Dolan