Universal Credit Fiascos 3

“I made a claim in from April but they would not pay as they said I had £1000 take home pay. Turns out a previous employer had not paid my taxes for 2 months and bunched it altogether and paid them in April. It took me ages to prove that i hadn’t actually received any money and that it was just my taxes being paid.”

Recently there’s been a very large number of people on my Facebook feed posting despairing messages as a result of Universal Credit cock-ups. I’m posting a selection here.

Universal Credit is the new benefit system designed to make a single payment of several separate benefits, and it is being imposed on thousands of people without any interest in whether it actually works. It affects working people as well as the unemployed and disabled.