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scrap universal credit

I was living in the london borough of newham when universal credit was introduced firstly, it was a big shock as the new system is totally different 35 hours a week job search, alot more than the 10 jobs every 2 weeks on job seekers weekly appointments, with extra appointments given between them 6 week wait for benefits.... my landlord made me homless about a week after it was introduced I had no place to go, no sleeping bag and it was raining, the police refused to help I had to ask my parents for help who are struggling to pay bedroom tax themselves and have no spare money also my parents were the original reason i was homless / needed housing benefit due to abuse in that household unfortunately, the lifeline i depended on was taken away by the government without fully testing the new system then, i worried for weeks after about what to do as the new system was so difficult and felt it had ruined my life the 1st payment was 6 weeks after i applied so i had to juggle staying in hotels with trying to get away from my abusive parents checking my account every week, hoping the money was there ... that caused further stress i'm now diagnosed with anxiety and depression / with alcohol dependence which the new benefit pushed me towards especially as it was my only safety net, I can attach copies of my diagnosis' for you I then had to move to Colchester as the only homless service that would accomodate me was Emmaus I had to move away from my support network etc when i closed down my Universal Credit claim, i wasn't paid for the 3 weeks extra i had claimed .... it seems the new system doesn't pay for individual weeks which the previous better system did also my "housing element" had been lost and wasn't paid


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