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Inhumane Universal Credit

lindaH
lindaH Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2017 in Universal Credit (UC)
I want to highlight the cruel system of Universal Credit that is about to get rolled out in every major city before long. I used to be on working tax credit on the limited capability element. When I moved out of Bristol, I moved to a small town where they now have UC up and running.( Due to my life long mental health issues and physical disadvantages, I cannot work full time.) On this new system, there is no longer any financial help for people in my position. I can only work 16 hours a week, and on the old system, I received some financial support through WTC. The new UC system has nothing put in place apart from PIP, Personal Independent  Payment, which is extremely hard to get as you need to be severely disabled or mentally impaired to be eligible.
  Our government has pledged to help people with mental health problems and yet, on this UC benefit- there is simply nothing for people in my position. I now have to live just off the £440 a month I earn. This has caused me so mush anxiety and depression that my mental health is far worse! I am willing to work! I want to work! But now feel punished , not supported.

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