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Universal Credit (Liverpool)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood 11:00 am, 11th September 2018

I have a case of a mum who has started a new relationship, and consequently she has been put on to universal credit because her partner, who is from another area, is already on it. Her tax credits were stopped at the end of May, but by 31 August her application still had not started to be administered. If it were not for the mayoral hardship fund, Liverpool’s citizen support scheme and Can Cook, which have fed the family for two months, that family would be absolutely destitute. Has my hon. Friend heard of similar experiences in his constituency?