Can You Be Too Fat to Work? Mar 17th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor None of the Chawners, a married English couple and their two adult daughters, have worked in 11 years. Yet the British government pays them a combined 45,000 dollars an annum in various disability benefits stemming from their morbid obesity. (The Chawners weigh between 240 and 340 pounds each.) Can You Be Too Fat to Work? - Asylum | Men's Lifestyle | Humor, weird news, sex tips, fashion, dating, food and gadgets With all of America's obese people, we could be in a lot of trouble.