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On Benefits

Category: General Education/Science/Factual Topics
Episode 5 of 35 | Season 1
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it's always 'not fair'
Government only have money provided by taxpayers. I would ask of claimants who say that government should give them more - How much of what I work hard for should I give to you to make it fair ?
Agatha   7:18pm Sun 14 May Report Abuse

lazy.
What an idle git Rob is. Sitting on his fat ar#e all day playing computer games. You would have thought that he had won the lottery, the way he waved the doctors note about. On second thoughts, he had.
sylvie.   3:10pm Sun 14 May Report Abuse

Jade
Very good looking young lady, I'd date her if she would have me ????
Pete   4:01pm Sat 29 Apr Report Abuse

Anthony
Does any1 know if Anthony is on social media..wudnt mind a chat wiv him as he asks in programme wat is left afta his parents.the ansa is a Very charismatic man
Leese   2:16pm Sat 22 Apr Report Abuse

Poor pet care
The couple who own the bearded dragon, you have no basking spot, probably not even a heat mat for that poor beardie no wonder he looks so lethargic. He also needs a source of nutrobol and calcium dust. Thing that shocked me the most was the fact you said quote "he is due to be fed on Friday, yeah he'll get his mealworms Friday" first of all, bearded dragons need a source of veg daily, especially adult beardies. And also they need to be fed HOPPERS daily, and mealworms as a treat as they are very fatty. If you don't know how to look after pets, don't have them. ?? Also I agree with a previous comment about the dog.
Gabby   11:59am Sat 25 Mar Report Abuse

Disgrace
People shouldn't be living like this
Kas   8:34pm Thu 23 Mar Report Abuse

Wilz
Get a job
Wilz   8:54pm Tue 21 Feb Report Abuse

TOSH!
Not factual and grossly inaccurately reported! The woman for example who stated she is on £1400 per month disability - that is simply not possible! The programme paints an unfair representation of people who are forced to live on disability benefits / PIP etc due to no fault of their own and who depend on it. I am referring to the real people in the world who actually need these things. I speak from experience in my own family. The program makers should be taken to task - it is discriminatory.
John   4:08pm Mon 13 Feb Report Abuse

Abuseing the system
This is a absolute joke claiming benefits while driving a new Aldi convertible and having abroad holidays and having hair luxuries !! People that work very hard to pay bills bills it's a mockery of what the benifit system is for. ??
Tax payer!!!   11:56pm Sat 19 Nov Report Abuse

Benefits aired 16 november 2016
Comments about the goverment giving people on benefits their rent money to pay themselfs is spot on. The torie goverment are setting us up. People will becone homeless at a higher rate than ever in history. Its simple tories take off the poor and give to the rich, labour take off the rich and give to the poor. It a no brainer so why is england in this situation.
Pricey78   1:12am Thu 17 Nov Report Abuse

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On Benefits: Life on the Dole The documentary focuses on people living on state welfare in Portsmouth. Chris says he is looking for work, but that there are more shops closing down than opening up, while Carly and Drew spend their time playing darts, shopping and looking after their children, but they long for a better future. Barbara has a foot injury and is stuck between two benefit categories, meaning she has no money to live on, and Robert works as a part-time cleaner, but is stressed by the pressure the job centre is putting on him and the amount of rejection he faces as he searches for more work

Category: General Education/Science/Factual Topics

Executive Producer: Ian Rumsey
Series Producer: Rob Lambie

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