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DWP: if you don’t close your ESA claim and move to UC, we’ll shut your ESA down 12 Jan 2019 05:12 #12834

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DWP: if you don’t close your ESA claim and move to Universal Credit, we’ll shut your ESA down anyway

Posted below is a transcript of another interview with an older woman who signs on at Stockport jobcentre.

I made this interview at a Stockport United Against Austerity leafleting session at the jobcentre just before Christmas – about three weeks after full Universal Credit rolled out at Stockport.

It’s another example of the bullying that the DWP engages in to move people from jobseekers’ allowance and employment and support allowance to Universal Credit.

It’s also another example of people’s utter powerlessness in all of this – of the fact that people who must live with Universal Credit have absolutely no voice in it at all.

That grates more and more.

This woman had two complaints. She said:

the DWP was forcing her to make a joint Universal Credit claim with a male friend who had moved into her flat for somewhere to live. The woman insisted that the man was not her partner. The DWP insisted that he was.
the DWP was going to force the issue of the joint claim by closing down the man’s ESA claim so that he would have to apply for Universal Credit with the woman. If he didn’t, he’d have no income at all.

Needless to say, the woman was furious about both of these things.

She said:

“Now they’re going to phone ESA and put a stop to his money – so he’ll have to go over to Universal Credit. It’s wrong,”

and:

“They’re trying to make us go on a joint claim for Universal Credit. He’s got his own claim for ESA, but they’re saying… we’re a couple, but we’re not a couple…”

She was utterly disenfranchised. Everyone is. It’s always the DWP’s word over yours.

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DWP: if you don’t close your ESA claim and move to UC, we’ll shut your ESA down 12 Jan 2019 09:19 #12837

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This is possibly happening due to them both living in the same house, even though they have separate claims. UC doesn`t seem to recognise that people can live in the same house but are NOT a couple or a relative. It`s something that needs fixing. Perhaps this is one of their `test & learn` areas...… people are individuals and unless they ARE married or partners with separate circumstances (one working, one not, or both making a joint claim for UC) this mess will keep happening.
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DWP: if you don’t close your ESA claim and move to UC, we’ll shut your ESA down 12 Jan 2019 10:40 #12847

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It just proves that the UC "One size fits all" system Dont work, Wont Work, & never will.
But how much suffering and horror will Britain endure before The tables are turned, As Revolution is getting ever closer. :evil:
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DWP: if you don’t close your ESA claim and move to UC, we’ll shut your ESA down 13 Jan 2019 09:28 #12898

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As one plank once said.Were all in this together.Yeah! like all in the crap together if your claiming universal credit working or not! :whistle: :evil:
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