Plavé Vozokany was a little village in Slovakia, with around 800 inhabitants it was unremarkable in every aspect. Except for one: there were allegedly more than 20 people claiming incapacity benefit on grounds of mental retardation.

Unfortunately for them, this unusually high rate of self-confessed imbeciles seems to have raised the suspicion of the local police authorities, who are set to launch an investigation into the matter. According to newspaper reports, this may prompt some claimants to discontinue their claim to avoid the lengthy jail sentences they have to face if the allegations were to be proven.


I don’t condone benefit cheating in any shape or form. However, there is a slight possibility that they were doing it for a noble cause and it is in fact a post-modern celebration of the 50th anniversary of Catch-22.


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