Linda Kozlovska pays £100 a week rent for her three bedroom terraced home in Boston, Lincolnshire. She earns £10,000 a year more than the average British worker in benefits.
Claiming: Linda Kozlovska, 31, pays a reported £100 a week rent to a private landlord for her three-bedroom terraced home in Boston, Lincolnshire
Neighbours reacted with outrage last night after an immigrant mother of ten who receives £34,000 a year in benefits demanded that the council gives her a larger home.
Latvian Linda Kozlovska, 31, arrived in Britain with three of her children in 2008 and moved into a council-maintained three-bedroom house.
Four years later, however, the single mother says she is unhappy living there – because she has had three more children and four others have moved over from Latvia.
‘I have ten children living here with me,’ she said. ‘I’m the only adult. I am on the council waiting list, but we’re still here.
‘They don’t have a big enough house. I want a bigger house. I don’t like it here. When we moved in it had bed bugs.’
Her neighbours are fuming. They say up to 18 people lived in the terraced home at one point, creating mess outside.
One claimed the property was, essentially, a ‘halfway house’ for Latvians when they first arrive in the country.
Another neighbour, Neil Blanchard, 39, said: ‘This kind of thing is beyond belief. If they want a bigger house they should have to earn it like everybody else.
‘It is not for the taxpayer to pick up the bill for a bigger house.’