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Please post your voice surrounding Universal Credit full rollout before it's to late.

Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
Please post your voice surrounding Universial Credit rollout and managed migration on what a corrupt system this really is. 📣📣📣📣📣 👍🏻



Go to Twitter and #ScrapUniversialCredit and #ToryPoison #DWPcrimes and leave your comments.

Also while your here please sign The Mirror petition below.📣

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"This must not be allowed to happen"

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

Latest update 9th May 2019

DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

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  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
    Bump!!!

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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • Firefly123Firefly123 Posts: 289Member Pioneering
    Signed it's a disgrace 
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
    Thanks...

    Please everyone get involved in stopping Universal Credit.

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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Posts: 3,353Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    If you do the maths this is the 17th delay and the delay in managed migration makes it less and less likely this will ever be completed.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
    Mike will be interesting indeed how this will pan out now you've pointed it out. The ideal outcome of course would be to send every Tory and Universial Credit packing  ASAP. 🤗

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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • OutOfTheWorld99OutOfTheWorld99 Posts: 27Member Connected
    edited November 2018
    Good programme on bbc1 last night about UC and how unfit for purpose it really is.Its the rental aspect that's screwing most people,like paying it directly to them instead of to landlords.For some money management isn't a good thing for them and that's where the repossessions are sky rocketing.

    Plus others are having their benefits stopped due to sanctions.Example rent is £800 per month.In comes sanction number 1 with lets stop jsa element and as tenant will have been  undoubtedly subsiding their rental costs by jsa; if in private rented accommodation their left in a mess.Whats more the housing benefit of UC is suppose to be untouched when a sanction is applied but unless people make their council office aware of this with a nil income claim their whole housing benefit and council tax claim shuts down.This cant be right or fair.But is happening.

    Common sense tells government its this that's the main problem and yet ? THEY DO NOTHING.Once a few more 100 million has been wasted on all this and the Tories are thrown out'hopefully'a new so called debate will begin and a couple of years later something MAY actually be done about it. :/
  • DavidJohn1984DavidJohn1984 Posts: 99Member Courageous
    UC is a total nightmare, I was given wrong information about my claim. I was allowed to get into debt without even knowing. Scrap it 👍🏼 David
  • Dazz66Dazz66 Posts: 15Member Connected
    Signed 👌
  • teejays1617teejays1617 Posts: 92Member Courageous
    This UNIVERSAL  CREDIT nightmare is driving thousands into poverty ,despair,homelessness and in some cases suicide.
    Universal Credit supposed to be replacing up to 6 legacy benefits.
    THE TRUTH IS  certain benefits will be DESTROYED FOR EVER
    ESA GONE FOR EVER
    SDP GONE FOR EVER
    EDP GONE FOR EVER
    The Universal Credit replacement benefit ? LWCT Limited work Capability
    maximun benefit £326 @ month . Half what ESA was
    WHAT AN INSULT
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 11,881Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    @teejays1617 how did you come to that figure? In another thread on the forum you asked what the calculations were for LCWRA against ESA Support Group. I spent my time typing those calculations for you this morning.

    Your figure above is not correct. LCWRA element is £328.32 You also missed out the standard allowance of £317.82 for a single person over 25. Added together is £646.14 per month for LCWRA.

    I just don't want anyone else thinking your figure is correct and worrying even more than they already are.

    @Government_needs_reform i signed the petition :)


  • Steve065Steve065 Posts: 7Member Listener
    It is a complete joke I just received my 1st payment and all I got was £13.10 for a month I can't live off that also no payment received for the rent. Going straight on to them 1st thing tomorrow morning  
  • Paula77Paula77 Posts: 3Member Listener
    November 14th 2018 ESA decided I wasn’t disabled enough and stopped my claim after over 15 years of being on disability. So I was forced to go onto UC. Got into debt as needed quick payout. Then tax credit pay back resulting me to live off of £203 per month!! I can’t hardly feed myself and last month had to use food bank. Not due payment until 23rd of this month need food bank again, but they only give you enough for 3 days!! I have autism and am isolated with hardly any friends or support. Shocking this government
    Paula Sandford
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
    edited February 4
    Thanks @poppy123456  but as you know we need many more signatures to help make a change.👍🏻 

    But as we know this will continue and we need UC abolished ASAP.

    Because this will continue affecting many, more people.


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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • pjindevonpjindevon Posts: 7Member Listener
    UC has brought CRISIS into my life.
    Prior to UC i was in receipt of 191.00 per week for my Income Related ESA and my rent was paid directly to a private landlord.
    My problem was to start after i was offered a Council home in August.
    In order to be accepted for the new council property I was forced to sign up to UC.
    The appointment at the Job Center on 24 August, just 3 days after I had received confirmation that my recent ESA medical assessment had been processed and my entitlment which included 4 disability top up payments i was awarded £191 per week.
    There would be no changes to my disability award.
    From the moment i signed into UC i was informed my ESA would be frozen until the new UC allowance was sorted out.
    Never at anytime was i made aware of the truth of what would become of the disability allowances from ESA and how they would be evaperated overnight.
    It has been 6 months since this time and my losses due to the move into UC is without any doubt left me £344 pcm out of pocket.
    That equates to over £4,100 per year savings to this tory govt.
    You see i come under the category of Severely Disabled Claimants and it is a fact that any one in this category with severe disability are currently trapped into UC which denies them of thier disability top up components.
    In reality it leaves me without adequate monies every month to be able to pay all my priority creditors.
    It leaves me in a position of not knowing each month what my end of the month UC allowance will actually be given to me.
    Its fluctuated over a 6 months period from amounts as low as £341 for a month and upwards to a one off payment in November which was around £860.
    The latest 2 monthly pauments have been in the mid £400s.
    With no chance of being able to draw up a budget plan i am left in anxiety by the 3rd week of every month not knowing what my monthly payment will be.
    And while i am now fully responsible to pay my Council Rent and Council Tax Im really struggling to deal with such important commitments.
    Having £344 less per month now means to me in my health condition that i have no chance of any mental health condition i may have, i dp not feel or believe i can be free in my mind of my financial situation.
    I envisage a horrible ending for my newly aquired tenancy.
    I only see myself put out on the street as things progress in a downward slope.
    I dont believe i can maintain my physical health either and my future looks seriously comprimised now.
    I am at a cross road now with a choice to make which can rob me of my stable health condition and lead to my early death.
    When you have worked with your support networks for 2 years to achieve the stability ive been enjoying i do mow strongly feel that there is no point trying to fight for my well being and having to suffer the effects of poverty .
    Its made me feel a burden to the state.
    I am considering this weekend to stop all my life saving medication which will of course return me to the prospects of losing my life.
    At least by acting in this way i at least would leave a legacy and hopefully be remembered as the guy who was willing to suffer and give up his life for the sake of this goverments techniques of saving money and at the cost of disabled and sick , vulnerable people in society.
    Once my decision is made , it will be final and i will record a daily record of my deteriation up to my impending passing.
    I do not reccomend or advocate people taking such drastic action and approving what i am to decide to do.
    This Tory Government must be told what is going on in the real world.
    Is anyone monitoring the deaths that are happening in relation to Government Benefits Cuts.
  • Deb_ScopeDeb_Scope Posts: 155Administrator Scope community team

    Hello @pjindevon

    You are a member of our community and we appreciate you.  We are concerned with your comments in your recent post and wanted to see if our community can help?

    If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]

    You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself:

    http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/suicidal-feelings/how-can-i-help-myself/

    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.

    Sincerely,

    Debbie 

    Scope Community
    Debbie
    Online Community Manager
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