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The Horror's Of Universal Credit.

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by Robinredbreast, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    keep the info, as some of my clients have had a 12+ week wait.
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thank you.
     
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I pity them if we get evicted over that. I'll sue the government.
    It was one of the first things my law degree taught me.
    My ex-husband's twin brother is a human rights commissioner in another European country. I will enrol his knowledge too, if I have too.
    Its a dam disgrace.
    No one is asking for free, just support til things improve. If the medical help is available.

    I'd camp outside Parliament peacefully with a big sign saying "where has my tax gone?". Ha ha
     
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  4. Birdwoman

    Birdwoman Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am so so pleased I do not live in the UK any more and would never never return to live there again, it is turning into a third world country!!! My son lives there though, disabled with a very rare progressive condition, in pain all the time. Cannot walk far, stand for long or sit for long. Was on ESA, called in for an assessment and a week later had a phone call to say "AS FROM THIS MORNING ALL YOUR BENEFITS HAVE BEEN STOPPED" Housing benefit and Council tax inc.. Now eviction is on the cards because he cannot pay them.

    The assessment questions the doctor has to answer are worded so simple and open that I cannot see how anyone can fail. 1st question - "you can move more than 200 metres on flat ground (moving could include walking, using crutches or using a wheel chair). Who can fail that? They might just as well stop all benefits and not give everyone the agro in between because that is the way they are going!!
     
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  5. enzina

    enzina LADA · Well-Known Member

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    We Are All Daniel Blake - that's a superb Ken Loach movie. Has anyone seen it?
     
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  6. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's very good.
     
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  7. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but they're not suffering because of fraudsters. Only around 0.7 per cent of the total budget is lost to fraud. People need to realise that there are no teething problems with UC. It is working exactly as intended. People are having advances to live on, and so are in debt before they even receive their regular money. The delays are intentional. I don't have the total welfare figure to hand; but I do know that the annual statement we get is dishonest because it includes State Pensioners which should not be classed as welfare. Another point, to contrast and compare, is that businesses get around £93bn in tax breaks, grants and subsidies each year. Social Security for Business is never questioned. How strange.
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have never heard of this film, I, Daniel Blake ,but I just watched a clip and my eye's filled up with tears .......... but I will have to watch this film.
     
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  9. Birdwoman

    Birdwoman Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Only a few get advances, it depends whether you face fits or not!!
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have just ordered it from HMV.
     
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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I kept being offered an advancement, about 4 times, from the work coach and the commitments adviser. I refused, by saying no thank you, my family and friends said they would help me out if I needed it.
     
  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    The government knew exactly what they were doing when planning Universal Credit, it is doing exactly what it was intended to do............. hurt the ordinary working class person, by kicking them down, time and time again, until some poor souls give up completely, it is a disgraceful, despicable and a dehumanizing government :(:mad::(
     
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    #32 Robinredbreast, Aug 15, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Our Ref:******* 10 August 2018

    Dear Ms *****,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your Universal Credit claim. I was concerned to hear

    of the difficulties you have experienced with this matter.

    I have written on your behalf to ****** Jobcentre Plus in order to forward your

    concerns and to request a review of your case.

    I will write to you again once I have received a reply. Please do not hesitate to contact me if

    I might be of any further assistance in the meantime.

    With best wishes,

    Powered by TCPDF








    I received this email from ***** ***** today, this is in regard to my first contact with the Job Centre regarding Universal Credit. I have now copied and pasted my initial post on here to ***** ***** and thanked her for her reply.

    [Edited by Mod to preserve confidential matter.]
     
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    #33 Robinredbreast, Aug 15, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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  14. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's quite powerful
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Awful
     
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  16. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    When I have to apply for universal credit, if I am offered an advance payment, I will refuse because will obviously need to come off when payments are sorted.
    I have already starting to buy any extra tin or two a week when I have my food shop delivered each week.
    I know tinned food is, t ideal but needs be so then at least I will have something to eat. I just now need to start putting a little away each time I get my esa to cover my rent.
     
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  17. Yai

    Yai Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am so dispirited with the government. I have 2 sons both awaiting tribunals. First son has schizophrenia and managed to get no points from his PIP assessment, despite receiving DLA for several years. He was even asked “have you still got schizophrenia “ like it was measles. Psychiatrist wrote a strongly worded letter for his Appeal, the Dr assessing recommended overturning the stop on payment, but DWP in their wisdom chose to ignore. So living on very little money for nearly a year now, awaiting tribunal date, and the anxiety levels are high. Second son has fallen foul of the non EEU immigration regs for his wife. He has 2 children, but under the financial limit for a spouse visa, even though the Supreme Court has ruled strong consideration should be given where children are involved. Both children are dual nationality so can live in UK. My son is British so can stay, only Mum is excluded. The reality is that neither parent can work full time and look after both children, so one is in UK, one overseas, speaking daily by Skype, and both children speaking a different language,but spouses and children have not seen each other for 2 years, pending test case at a tribunal. What a sad sad state of affairs. I wouldn’t know where to start writing to Theresa May!! Thanks for allowing the rant. Don’t expect stress/cortisol levels are helping my diabetes either!
     
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  18. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's an appalling story. So sorry for your situation
     
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  19. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi all,
    Just a reminder not to post too much detail of your cases or the cases of others, both for safety and privacy. Remember the forum can be read by the general public so people may be identifiable from some details.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Or if you get the right person helping with your claim.
    It breaks my heart how many are failed so are living rough. :(
    I thought my tax was helping to keep people off the streets, not push them there.
     
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