What are your experiences of claiming UC? Especially the role of computers in making decisions about your benefits?: "Hi Rosie, 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 with less opportunity to get back to work because there is no available childcare."

Teddy W
Apr 1, 2021

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