Charlie B on 07 May 2021
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Q. Have you ever used a food bank?
Q. What would have helped you avoid using one?
Hi. Yes, so at the time I had to use a food bank because of splitting from my wife at the time, or now ex-wife, and going from child tax credits over to Universal Credit. The six-week delay had a massive, massive impact and not come with no money for six weeks coming in. Although they did offer an advance, that would have made future payments obviously shorter. So, yeah, so not so long a wait on Universal Credit would have would have helped massively.
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