How has the extra £20 a week helped?: "It is days like today I wish I was availing of the £20 extra UC payment. I had an emergency today. My daughter who just started secondary school was in a taxi as the bus doesnt get her in on time due to new CoVid staggered times. The taxi was involved in a crash. I needed to get to immediately. I budget down to the last penny. Due to CoVid the ambulence didnt arrive and emergency advised we get to A&E immediately. I forked out on 2 taxis over £12. Id do anything to get to my child but the poverty of UC does not give any space for emergency situations nevermind luxuries. I hate living like this. I never experienced this on income support. I always had money to set aside for emergencies."

Charlotte P
Oct 12, 2020

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