Impossible to answer question in To-Do List
After being dumped from ESA/WRA onto UC, I found the process a bit daunting and took several days to complete the claim. However, I did manage to get my claim backdated and received my first payment (less deduction for a necessary advance) on Fri 3rd May. Simultaneously, two identical entries appeared in my To-Do List -
"Confirm previous earnings from work [Due by Friday 17 May 2019]"
When the entry is clicked on, the first question asked is -
"In the 12 months before you claimed Universal Credit, were there any gaps in your employment? [This doesn't include paid holidays, maternity or paternity leave.]"
The only option to answer is yes or no, but if I answer either way I will be inferring that I had been working during the twelve months before my claim, which I wasn't
I have been arguing this point in my journal, but I keep being told to answer "no". This is making me feel extremely anxious that I'm being forced into 'admitting' something that isn't true, and if I can't resolve this by the 17th might be subject to sanctions.
Any advice please?