Contrary to popular belief, life on benefits is not expensive holidays and fancy tech. It’s grim. Especially since the Conservative governments flagship welfare reform that is: Universal Credit.
It’s Friday 4th of May, two weeks since I got my last £95.35 Universal Credit (UC) payment, 10 days since I last had any money and finally my next payment is here. This is how my life goes on a fortnightly basis since I was moved from Employment and Support Allowance, (ESA) to Universal Credit, (UC).
Now my next payment is here it’s time to watch most of it disappear on bills.
- TV Licence £12.56
- Broadband £15.99
- Baby Milk £9.50
- Electricity and Gas £31.80
- Fuel £15.
That leaves me with a grand total of a whopping, £10.50 for the next two weeks.
Now before I go on, I better clear a few things up. Why is the amount…
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