How has the extra £20 a week helped?: "i have as yet not receives the £20 UC increase. I know to a lot of people £20 seems like nothing but to me it is HUGE. With my daughter just starting her 1st year of secondary school I am financially struggling. The uniform grant of £75 barely covered the price of a school blazer. She isnt elligible for a bus pass as we only live 2.8 miles from the school not 3 which is the requirement. It should be means tested NOT miles tested. UC does not consider these extrs costs and its been really tough especially with Christmas fast approaching. The extra £20 would have been such an amazing help to my family and I."