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CASH-STRAPPED benefits claimants could be left without benefits for up to five weeks over the Christmas period.

New applicants to universal credit in Millom will be the first in Copeland to get the monthly paid benefit on December 8.

It will be rolled out to the rest of Copeland on December 15 but the change from benefits being paid fortnightly to monthly to “replicate work” could leave new claimants without money.

Councillors have raised concerns about how the introduction of universal credit, which replaces six means-tested state benefits, will affect residents.

Labour town councillor Denise Burness told Millom Town Council on Wednesday: “The big issues are the changes that affect people in Millom. They are going to be paid monthly and it’s…

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