Here’s How Much This Couple Gets In Benefits For Being Too Fat To Work

An obese man and his wife, featured in a new show about people who claim disability benefits because of their weight, say neither of them is in any condition to hold a job. For this reason, on top of supporting them, taxpayers also ended up paying for their wedding.

Stephen Beer and Michelle Coombe are set to be featured in an episode of the new U.K. documentary, “Benefits: Too Fat To Work.” Beer and Coombe live in Plymouth, Devon, and, according to the Daily Mail, nearly 60 percent of adults in that area are overweight.

Coombe, who weighs more than 320 pounds, says she’s never had a job in her life, and Beer, tipping the scales at more than 430 pounds, hasn’t worked in five years. Beer reportedly relies on caretakers that come in multiple times per day to clean and dress him, as he is too big to take care of himself.

The couple gets just over $3,000 per month in government benefits.

Many people have criticized the documentary and the people featured on it, but in a recent interview, Beer defended himself, saying that he has been turned down for jobs because of his weight, but ultimately acknowledging that he doesn’t deserve benefits from the government.

This couples is receiving $3000 a month from the government.  The reason? They are too big to work!