Government plans to overhaul the benefits system have caused anger in the North East.
David Cameron says he wants to end the country's 'entitlement culture' with the latest plans to scrap housing benefit for under 25 year olds.
Andrea Meek, 23, is a single parent and recipient of housing benefit. She hopes to return to University, after putting her degree plans on hold to have a baby, but says the changes would make it financially unviable.
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