Can you tell us about the impact it's had on your family?: "I currently lose £68 per month from my Uc. This is for a tax credit overpayment from 10 years ago. When I first signed on universal credit I lost my whole months first payment due to them taking it all for this. No warning just took it. The £20 a week up lift covers this atm so although I don’t get the benefit of the uplift in it being any extra as such but I’m grateful I’m not getting that chunk of money taken out of the pathetic payment I get already. I’m keeping everything crossed it stays until my overpayment is paid."

Paige E
Mar 1, 2021

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