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5SELECT 1:00am Thu 21 Feb
Season 4 Episode 1 of 15
On Benefits: To Heat or to Eat? That's the Question A single father with six children cannot afford to both feed his family and heat their home, while a man who was seriously injured in a car accident more than 10 years ago struggles to prove to the authorities that he is unable to work, and a woman setting up a fortune telling business faces an uncertain future

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On Benefits: On Benefits: To Heat or to Eat? That's the Question
5SELECT 12:00pm Thu 21 Feb
Season 4 Episode 4 of 15
On Benefits: 90 Years Claiming The stories of four people who have spent a total of almost 90 years on benefits. They include Greater Manchester couple Irene and Steve, who between them have been claiming for 70 years. Irene suffers with agoraphobia, and until recently husband Steve received a care allowance to look after her, but after a recent assessment their money has been cut by £6,000. Plus, a 49-year-old woman who once worked in the benefits office, only for her arthritis to leave her relying on the system, and a 57-year-old Navy veteran who suffers post-traumatic stress disorder after his experiences in the Gulf War

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On Benefits: On Benefits: 90 Years Claiming
5SELECT 1:00am Sat 23 Feb
Season 4 Episode 4 of 15
On Benefits: 90 Years Claiming
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On Benefits: On Benefits: 90 Years Claiming
5SELECT 12:00pm Wed 20 Feb
Season 4 Episode 5 of 15
On Benefits: Depressed, Stressed and Repossessed Stories of people struggling on benefits. Mark from Cheltenham is a part-time drag queen who lost his Spanish bar after a licensing dispute. Now home and claiming sickness benefits for depression, he is keen to get well enough to work again. Plus, the stories of a widowed grandmother whose life has been tough since her drug-addicted grandson was sent to prison for attacking her, and a 63-year-old joiner who cannot work because of back trouble

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On Benefits: On Benefits: Depressed, Stressed and Repossessed
5SELECT 1:00am Fri 22 Feb
Season 4 Episode 5 of 15
On Benefits: Depressed, Stressed and Repossessed
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On Benefits: On Benefits: Depressed, Stressed and Repossessed
5SELECT 12:00pm Fri 22 Feb
Season 4 Episode 9 of 15
Three single mothers' different experiences with the benefits system, including mother-of-five Vanessa from Leeds, who hopes that entering a nationwide beauty contest will kickstart her dreams of becoming a model. Plus, north Wales single mum Tasha, who was signed off work with mental health problems, only to be told she does not quality for long-tem sickness benefits, and divorcee Hannah from Basingstoke, who has big dreams of becoming an artist

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5SELECT 12:55am Tue 26 Feb
Season 4 Episode 9 of 15

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5SELECT 12:00pm Mon 25 Feb
Season 4 Episode 10 of 15
Britain's Benefits Blackspots The documentary follows 34-year-old Shaun from Stockton-on-Tees who has been on and off benefits - and in and out of trouble with the police - since leaving school, and is finally trying to turn his life around. Leon from Ashton-under-Lyme is fed up of only finding jobs with zero-hours contracts but cannot afford the transport to look further afield, while Knowsley-based cab driver Mark has not worked since having his licence revoked following an angina attack two years ago. Now he struggles to manage the stairs to his flat and needs moving to a new home

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On Benefits: Britain's Benefits Blackspots

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