How has the extra £20 a week helped?: "We are capped on UC. I’m a widowed parent of two primary aged children. Our rent alone is over 95 percent of our total benefits. I have not been able to find work which fits around the children’s school times. On top of it all, this month the government have taken money to pay for previous benefit overpayments (made when my late husband was dying) . Our situation is precarious, we struggle enormously and have done for many reasons. I feel like an utter failure."

Aurora T
Oct 8, 2020

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