Charitable handouts provided by the state and funded by the taxpayer. Traditionally the most generous, sickness benefits are therefore the most sought after and abused. Welfare extremists argue often such financial assistance is an entitlement rather than a gift from a kind, compassionate nation.
Person in receipt of state charity (see benefits).
Person in receipt of state charity (see benefits) when not entitled. Around 75% of ESA recipients (see claimants) have been discovered inelligibly pocketing this particular handout (see assessment/fraud).