As part of the government's inquiry on Universal Credit rollout, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experience of claiming Universal Credit in our web forum.
The web forum closes on Friday 13 October 2017.
Have you applied for Universal Credit? The government would like to hear from you.
The government would like to find out what worked well during the claiming process, what did not work, and what improvements you think could be made. You might want to tell us about:
Which Jobcentre or geographic area did you apply for Universal Credit in?
How you found the process of setting up an application (eg. making an initial appointment with Jobcentre Plus, applying online)?
Whether you received your first payment when you expected to and whether you were paid the right amount?
Any support you received in managing until the first payment: for example, did you request or receive an Advance Payment?
How UC has affected your ability to manage your money, including budgeting for rent, food and bills.
Comments will be used to inform the Committee's thinking on this issue. This discussion is post-moderated and comments that breach the online discussion rules will be removed and the users banned.
Some people can be working one, two zero hour contracts and still have to do job searches because some weeks they don't receive 35 hours work. This really needs to be adjusted 20 hours would be more sensible.