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Universal Credit (Liverpool)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:19 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood 11:19 am, 11th September 2018

Does the Minister accept that the administration of universal credit is chaotic? I had a constituent who ended up being sanctioned for a year after his father died and he was unable to cope with going to meetings. After my office intervened, his benefit was reinstated and the sanction was removed. He had eight letters telling him that, but when he received his first payment, which was supposed to be a back payment, it consisted of £5.