Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:28 pm on 17th October 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of John McNally John McNally Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment) 1:28 pm, 17th October 2018

In my constituency office we have had 10 new UC cases already this month—we receive about 20 to 30 a month, and that is just from those people who know to come to their MP. People are being left in poverty and having to go through an appeals process just to obtain what they are entitled to. While they appeal the DWP decision, they can be left with no money at all. People regularly wait hours on the phone to solve problems, and being able to put food on the table is literally a matter of survival. Does my hon. Friend agree that this delay is another admission?