An excerpt from my article on the Statesman website. My diary of two weeks on Universal Credit
So it’s arrived, my Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Atos assesment. I knew it would happen but the way it’s happened, no. I’m currently on Disability Living Allowance, at the beginning of May I received the forms to begin my transition to Personal Independence Payment (PIP). That’s fine, I knew it Continue Reading
I talk about my health conditions in detail and how they affect me daily.
Well I got my £95.34 Universal Credit Payment on the 6th June. Last month it was 10.50 for two weeks this time it’s £6.89. I’ll lay out why now.
Alex ∼ @RespectIsVital ∼ 8th June 2018 Universal credit tips the already poor into hardship, say charity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. More than 1.5 million people in the UK, including more than 350,000 children, experienced destitution last year, their study found, this meaning they regularly went without food, toiletries, adequate clothing or shelter. Continue Reading
While Scotland and Wales see rises in the number of computers in libraries, England see’s a dramatic fall of 3000. Austerity isn’t working.
Article exposing the pattern of increased foodbank use after Universal credit is introduced to an area
St. Andrew’s Primary School and Nursery Class, Airdire, joined in on the #foodbankchallenge
An inquest hears how a disabled man took his own life after losing his disability benefits in December.
DWP backs down on PIP again but reveals 220,000 claimants entitled to payment will have to wait until after summer depsite court win in dec 17.
Up to 2.6 million could lose out on free school meals by 2022 due to Universal Credit.
A grandmother and her 4 year old granddaughter who she cares for have been threatened with homelessness after she was denied Universal Credit for being born in America, despite having been in the UK since she was 5. Banks has lived in England since she was five A grandmother and Continue Reading
Weekly update Monday 4th June 2018
My take on social media accounts who engage in underhand tactics.