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Benefit Cheating Brits Live it up in Bulgaria.

More than 50 cases where British nationals continue to claim social benefits after moving to live abroad have been uncovered, the UK Ministry of Employment and Pensions has announced.

The ministry cited 20 countries, including Bulgaria. Other favored destinations worldwide include Australia, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Pakistan, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Critics of the UK government have claimed that this is further evidence of how easy it is to abuse the benefits system. They estimate that such fraud is costing British tax payers GBP 63 M annually.

Cases included people in wheelchairs, who had claimed invalidity benefit, later seen dancing in Spanish night clubs. A British couple was sentenced in 2008 for receiving social benefits while cruising the world in a luxury yacht.
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