Benefit Busters is a British documentary series, broadcast on Channel 4 during August and September 2009.
Revolving around a group of twentysomething singles as they navigate the difficult, sometimes rewarding, often confusing world of dating. Loyal and devoted to one another, these friends are never too busy to help a member of the group who might be in need. In fact, their companionship often extends into a more intimate setting - the bedroom.
This real-life series follows the residents of an average suburban community in Ohio where the couples maintain a not-so-average way of life. Neighbors are often more than just friends in this seemingly ordinary neighborhood that has become home to the controversial, yet surprisingly common "swinger" lifestyle.
Three long-term unemployed families on benefits will each be given a cash lump sum of £26,000 upfront (the current maximum amount of benefits given in a year to most families) in return for signing off. Will the families have what it takes to escape the benefit trap and start a business or get a job? Or will they just blow the lot?
A story about an aspiring writer who lives off of unemployment checks while chasing her dream. She reunites with her first love Jong Dae who is a temporary employee at unemployment benefits office.