If you are British, including immigrant British, and the first two apply, because of health problems etc, that is what the welfare system is there for. NOT to support immigrants who are in UK simply to fleece the system and have an easy life, while not paying anything into the system, or those who simply can't be bothered. If you are British, but an immigrant or born to an immigrant family, and you are not prepared to respect the last three criteria, or indeed the first two, you get deported to your country of origin, or that of your family. End of story. If you are 'native' British, and fail to respect the same criteria, you get nothing. And i mean nothing. No health care, social care, housing, money. NILL, until such time as you do. Britain is a soft touch and the British tax payer is paying through the nose for it, while the 'native' British are getting less and less. Lastly. NO, foreigners do NOT have an excuse. That is simply a fudge. If you are privileged to live in another country, you either live as the people of that country live, and abide by and respect all their traditions, culture and laws, or you get out. Voluntarily or by force.