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Confused with new benefits system

Sophiesmum2002Sophiesmum2002 Member Posts: 21 Listener
Hiya everyone. Myself and my fiancé apllied for esa earlier this year due to my fiancé having back problems due to a course he was put on before he met me by our local job centre. Only when we went for the appointment for our claim we discovered that we're not on esa, universal credit which is causing us numerous problems and its also causing us to struggle with our budget as we're used to getting paid every two weeks (as we were on income based jsa) which was manageable for us, but since we've been put on universal credit the monthly wait for our payments is a huge struggle as we're having to borrow from our families mire which is leaving us with less money each month. Plus so far since we joined universal credit we've had 3 budgeting advances to help tie us over to our next pay day.

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