Teddy W on 01 April 2021
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Q. Are you claiming Universal Credit?
Q. What are your experiences of claiming UC? Especially the role of computers in making decisions about your benefits?
Hi, I'm on UC. The computer system is not friendly and is unable to differentiate in household circumstances. I'm self employed and a registered childminder when I was on WTC I was able to have specific allowances because we are restricted in our taxation and potential to earn. UC doesn't do this and come June I am going to be capped. Pushing me into either further poverty, having to rise my rates nearly 100% or leave my job. Meaning families in my community are with less opportunity to get back to work because there is no available childcare.
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