Tuesday, August 21, 2007

One sixth of Eastern Europeans on benefits

Good news everybody. The number of Eastern European immigrants into this country has slowed. Unfortunately we have around 700,000 of them in this country.

Having so many immigrants isn’t the worst of it either because one sixth of them are claiming benefits which accounts for more than 100,000 Eastern Europeans claiming benefits even though they are supposed to come over here to work.

The figures reveal there were around 69,000 successful applications for child benefit and 38,578 recipients of tax credits from the so-called A8 - the eight Eastern European countries which joined the EU in 2004.

A further 803 East Europeans have qualified for state help because of homelessness and 3,600 have won entitlement to income support or jobseeker's allowance.

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