Universal Credit and Sanctions

What are sanctions? Sanctions are where you get some or all of your money stopped if you are on: Employment and Support Allowance, (ESA), Job Seekers Allowanace, (JSA), or Universal Credit, (UC). They of were brought in by the Labour Government, but there has been a spike in the use sanctions since 2010 when the Tory/Lib Dem coalition came to

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Having to Justify TV & Broadband

If you’ve been following my twitter account @RespectIsVital, you may have seen my many trolls in regards to my; Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer thread. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a series of daily updates were I list my expenditure. See below. As you can see I list “TV licence” & “Broadband” as part of

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My past, laid bare in detail.

Alexander Tiffin at Court

Well those of you following me on twitter will have seen events unfold about my past. I’d like to address this in detail now. So you’re probably wondering what happened. To address this it’s best I go back to the start. On the 5th of June 2017, I broke up with my long term partner and mother of my children.

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Partially sighted man wins case against Government after being denied benefit he had for 20 years

A benefit claimant who found himself £346 worse off a month after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) stopped his claim despite a catalogue of health problems is rejoicing after a judge ruled that his payments be reinstated.

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Over 65, disabled or living with a long term health condition?

The main disability benefit for people aged over 65, often isn’t mentioned as much as it’s close relatives; Personal Independence Payment,(PIP) or Disability Living Allowance,(DLA). On more than several occasions now I’ve met people who weren’t claiming this benefit despite being entitled to it. What is Attendance Allowance? Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe

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