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The Conservatives Have Disabled People’s Blood On Their Hands – Don’t Let Them Back In

Disabled Man in Wheelchair surrounded by Met Police

“There is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met in the State party” – United Nations At 21 years old, I’ve spent the entirety of my years maturing through high school and college under a Conservative government. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II, I was no

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Stuart’s Diary – My lowest points on Universal Credit – WARNING

Mental health conception on white background

Stuart has written for the site before. He is on Universal Credit and I allow him to share his story in exactly his words. I don’t edit anything. The spelling and flow may sometimes be off but, in this article he is sharing some of his innermost thoughts he wrote at a real low point. Nothing at all has been

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Stuart’s Diary – My next 6 months To the point of death & gaining control of Universal Credit

NOTE to readers Everything Stuart writes is unedited and raw. I don’t believe in touching it bar a few layout changes. He writes what he feels and has experienced. Alex Stuart’s Article l wrote this email to one of the heads of UC and tried to hit him hard with the true facts that i still could prove about his

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My claim for PIP and the high standard assessments as set by the DWP.|By Stuart

Stuart’s lastest entry. I do not edit or censor Stuart’s entries as I feel it’s better to let him write his opinion from inside the system with no interference. The PIP claim form which is 40 pages long and half the question are pointless to my health problems. Also why can i not supply my medical records and the 19

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Health And Universal Credit

Alex’s recent ordeal with Universal Credit (UC) and their reversal of their previous decision about his health and its impact on his ability to work motivated me to write a quick article about health and Universal Credit. For those with health conditions, registering for Universal Credit can be an intimidating ordeal. When it comes to those with health conditions, typically

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Universal Credit – Lies and Propaganda

DWP Lies and Propaganda, Deflection script

The Department for Work and Pension (DWP) is using lies in social media ads to promote Universal Credit Just a quick aside from my usual articles as I’m seeing more and more promoted posts from the Department of Work and Pensions about Universal Credit. This fact alone is irresponsible because every working-age benefit claimant will eventually be transferred to Universal

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Universal Credit – Housing Payments Risk Claimants being Evicted

How Universal Credit puts people in rent arrears. Housing is one of the biggest, more obvious ways Universal Credit fails claimants. Besides the much covered policies surrounding young people and housing, the way the benefit processes these payments in general almost guarantees arrears. I’m hardly the first person to criticise how this benefit handles this, CPAG have alluded to many

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Universal Credit – The Truth About Advances

I just want to start by saying that the response since my first article has been overwhelming. Organisations, journalists and claimants have shared it and I’ve heard from people about their experiences with Universal Credit, and it has been humbling. It’s hard to know what the right thing to do is in these situations and I have been extremely grateful for

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Universal Credit from a DWP Agent’s Perspective – The First Assessment Period

Universal Credit

This is the first in what I’m hoping will be a series of posts giving a comprehensive breakdown of Universal Credit, how it works for claimants and agents, and some of the fundamental flaws causing problems.

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An Introduction to Life Inside Universal Credit’s Nerve Centre

Hi everybody, My name is Bayard, I am a former telephony agent from Universal Credit. I was an employee there for two years and my duties consisted of answering queries, calculating and issuing payments, handling complaints and requests for reconsiderations, booking appointments, issuing advances, and quite a few other things.  Our responsibilities on telephony evolved over the time I was

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