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A single mother of seven who gets more than £30,000 a year in state handouts says her family will struggle to survive when benefit caps come into effect in the Autumn.
Clare Bache says she won't be able to afford the rent for her six-bedroom house in Erdington in Birmingham if her payments are reduced. Chris Halpin reports.
From 15th July, the new benefit cap will be rolled out nationally, arriving in Birmingham in September.
The benefit cap will affect the amount of benefit that people of working age (16-64) can claim.
The full list of benefits that count towards the cap:
**£500 per week for couples (with or without children living with them) £500 per week for single parents whose children live with them
£350 a week for single adults who don't have children, or whose children don't live with them
A mum from Birmingham who gets £32,000 per year in benefits says she can't afford to work because of the costs of putting her seven children in after school clubs. Clare Bache's annual income of £32,000 from benefits is due to drop to around £26,000 following a changes to the system.
Ms Bache says the father of the children left seven years ago and doesn't pay anything towards his children.
Claire Bache from Birmingham receives almost £32,000 per year in benefits to help care for her six children, but she says changes to the benefits system will leave her homeless.
Currently she gets £600 per week, but that is to be cut to around £500 per week as part of the Government's changes to the benefit system.
A mum-of-seven from Birmingham says that planned cuts to her benefits will leave her family homeless. Clare Bache receives an annual income of £32,000 from benefits. She lives in a six-bedroomed house in Birmingham. She claims living on £2,000 per month will be impossible.