Mum-of-nine who claims £38,000 a year in benefits is pregnant again… with TWINS

April 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

A mum-of-nine who claims £38,000-a-year in handouts has revealed she is pregnant again – with TWINS.

Cheryl Prudham, 32, caused outrage last October when she demanded the council hand her and husband Robert a bigger home.

But the couple were still moved from their cramped three-bed home to a lavish five bedroom semi with a large back garden.

Cheryl Prudham her husband Robert and their nine children at their home in Sittingbourne, Kent

Cheryl Prudham her husband Robert and their nine children at their home in Sittingbourne, Kent



Now their benefits are expected to raise by another £1,400-a-year after part-time carer Cheryl admitted she was pregnant again.

Cheryl told The Sun: “I’m having twins – they are due in September.

“But I’m not being made to feel guilty for having my children, especially when I do actually go out to work.”

The parents first demanded a home last year after hearing about other benefits families who had landed huge properties.

The former home of Robert and Cheryl Prudham in, Teynham, Kent, which they complained was too small for their brood

The former home of Robert and Cheryl Prudham in, Teynham, Kent, which they complained was too small for their brood



They repeatedly bid for new council homes through Kent Homechoice – which works alongside Kent County Council.

However, they were left furious when they were turned down by the authority.

Instead they agreed a house swap with another family living in Sittingbourne, Kent, who wanted to downsize.

But now Cheryl has revealed she is UNHAPPY with her new #200,000 home – because they don’t like the new neighbourhood.

She added: “We’ve been here for about three months but I’m not really happy with the new house.

“We’ve got enough room but it’s just we had to move out of Sittingbourne and we liked it there.

“But there was nothing available there so I had to do a mutual exchange here and I don’t really like it here to be honest.

“I’m not going to be able to go back to Sittingbourne.”

Cheryl had her first son George, 14, when she was still just 17 and was living in a homeless hostel in Kent in the summer of 2000.

She soon moved into a flat with her ex-boyfriend and had second son, Jack, 13, and her eldest daughter Caitlin, nine.

But the unemployed mum then had three unplanned pregnancies Maisie, eight, Millie, six, and Madison, five.

In March 2009 she met current husband Rob, 29, and they had Leon, three.

They then had Lenny, two, before seemingly completing the family with daughter Lainey in January last year.

Both parents work with as part time carers and said working 20 hours a week entitled them to a new home.

Speaking last year, Cheryl said: “I see other people in the paper and it makes me sick. They shouldn’t just get a new home handed to them on a plate.

“It gives people with big families a bad name. I don’t want people to judge us because we have so many children.

“If I sat on my arse I would understand people would have something to say.

“We would probably earn more on benefits.”

The mother also revealed her and her husband didn’t like using contraception and she had a number of her children by MISTAKE.

She added: “In the past I have been on contraception but I got pregnant with the coil and the pill just doesn’t settle well with me.

“We don’t use condoms and me and Rob have never talked about it.

“I did rely on benefits before but I am motivated to be more than a mother.”

Cheryl and husband Rob split the day by working 20-hours a week each which brings in a total of just under #1,400-a-month.

Their wages are topped up with #70-a-week in working tax credits while their #123-a-week rent is paid for by the council.

The pair also receive #7,326-a-year in child benefit and an astonishing #400-a-week in child tax credits.

It means the pair’s annual income is #52,722 – #38,000 of which is benefits – which is #18,000 more than the average working UK household.

Now they are due to receive an additional #1,400 in child tax credits each year for the birth of twins.

The pregnancy comes just a few months after the couple bragged on Facebook that they were going on a two-week holiday paid for by the taxpayer this summer.

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