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Britain Pays Citizens to Sit Around, Be Fat

More than $8 million in disability benefits to people who are too fat to work:
Almost two thousand people who are too fat to work have been paid a total of 4.4 million in benefit, it emerged last night. Other payments went to fifty sufferers of acne and ten incapacitated by leprosy.
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Why would people be claiming dubious disability? It's all about the incentives:
Mr Field added that because job seeker’s allowance is lower than incapacity benefit, there was an incentive for people to try to be classified for the higher benefit.

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