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UC but no payments
I have had to leave my job and sign on for UC in January 2018. I am unable to work due to a heart condition. I get no payment from UC. My wife works 28hrs per week. I have to attend at my local dole office regularly even though I get no money. What really annoys me is they insist my wife also attends the dole office also even though this means she has to take time off work. We are both in our 60's and think this is totally out of order. What do they expect from my wife? One person we saw told us my wife needs to look for more hours or try and get a second job, otherwise I will be penalised. PENALISED FOR WHAT??? How are they going to penalise us, take away the money we are NOT getting !!!!! We get nothing, no tax credits, no housing benefit, absolutely nothing. We feel we are being treated like scum. I am feeling suicidal. I feel I'm just a burden.