Mum-of-seven's benefits cut

Mum-of-seven Clare Bache from Birmingham says that planned cuts to her annual £32,000 benefits payments will leave her family homeless.

The unemployed mum claims that living on just £2,000 each month will be impossible.

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What is the benefit cap?

How will the benefits cap affect you? Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

From 15th July, the new benefit cap will be rolled out nationally, arriving in Birmingham in September.

What is the benefit cap?

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:

**How much is the benefit 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

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Benefit mum: I can't afford to work

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.

'£2,000 per month is not enough'

Mum-of-seven Clare Bache from Birmingham says she'll lose her home because of benefit cuts Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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