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OSCAR1
OSCAR1 Member Posts: 38 Connected
I, m a bit miffed with universal credit.. In most cases you have to wait 5 weeks for your payment... But then they offer you a loan to see you through till your first payment comes through so why dnt they just sack the five weeks give you the money straight away or is it as I guess to get more people into debt

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    It is the assessment period in which they can work out how much you are entitled to. The advance payment is optional, we were asked if would like an advance but we declined.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • OSCAR1
    OSCAR1 Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Don't blame you the whole thing is a sham
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,795 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not all bad, it actually works well and some people are better off on UC than they were on legacy benefits.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,555 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @OSCAR1, just wanted to check in to see how you were doing. :)
    Scope

  • OSCAR1
    OSCAR1 Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Hi chloe I.,m OK so far..... I have an appointment with respiratory physiology tommorrow
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,520 Disability Gamechanger
    Our daughter is a single working mum and UC has worked well for her as I suspect it does for many people.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,795 Disability Gamechanger
    woodbine said:
    Our daughter is a single working mum and UC has worked well for her as I suspect it does for many people.

    That's good to hear, I agree that it does work for some. I think what people struggle with mostly is because it's paid monthly and so many people can't budget for the single monthly payment. They see a larger sum of money and spend it once it's in the bank then have nothing left for the remainder of the month. Of course i do realise that people have bills but on legacy benefits it was easier to manage payments when they were fortnightly.

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