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I fed my disabled son, 20, leftover baby food after we ran out of cash due to UC 10 Jan 2019 01:11 #12733

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Single mum Ruth Dalton, 52, from Kent was left without any cash when she moved on to Universal Credit after a five week wait for her first payment

WITH bare cupboards and no money to buy food, Ruth Dalton couldn't look at her severely disabled son without crying - she felt like she had failed him as a mother.

The 52-year-old had been waiting weeks for her first Universal Credit payment and had no choice but to feed Samuel, 20, leftover baby food.

The mum-of-one, from Rochester, Kent, has been struggling since Samuel - who suffers from a rare condition which means he can't talk or walk - turned 20 in July.

Two months later, she was moved on to Universal Credit, meaning her £1,373-a-month benefits were instantly stopped while she waited five weeks for her first payment.

"It got so bad that I didn't have a penny to my name and I had nothing to feed him," she said.

"I actually had to give him baby food that I had in the cupboard, which I keep for when my partner's grandson visits."

"I couldn't look at my son without crying. But I was angry as well. I felt like I'd failed him as a mother. It broke my heart."

When people are switched over to Universal Credit the majority of their existing benefits are stopped immediately.

As part of The Sun's Make Universal Credit Work campaign we want to reduce this time without vital cash to two weeks and help people like Ruth and Samuel.

www.thesun.co.uk/money/8117056/disabled-son-baby-food-universal-credit/
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I fed my disabled son, 20, leftover baby food after we ran out of cash due to UC 10 Jan 2019 08:36 #12738

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Shows Yet Again The Tory Blatant Lies; Smooth switch over between Old Benefit system and UC Hell.
But Hey the Scum Tory's dont Give a Shit, Vermin. :angry:
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