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'WE CAN’T SURVIVE' – Disabled Welsh Mum Says Universal Credit Is Driving Her To Food Banks 'After Losing Hundreds Of Pounds A Month'

Wednesday 14 November 2018

 

From UK newspaper The Sun:

 

Debbie Clark
Debbie has been struggling and had to go to food banks
since she went on to Universal Credit earlier this year.
 

‘WE CAN’T SURVIVE’ Disabled mum says Universal Credit is driving her to food banks ‘after losing hundreds of pounds a month’

Debbie Clark, 42, from Pontypool, who struggles with fibromyalgia, depression and PTSD says she’s struggled since she went onto the new flagship benefits system earlier this year

By Natasha Clark
9th November 2018
©News Group Newspapers Limited in England

A DISABLED Mum says she “can’t survive” after going on to Universal Credit and has been forced to food banks after losing hundreds of pounds.

Debbie Clark, 42, from Pontypool, who struggles with fibromyalgia, depression and PTSD says she’s struggled since she went onto the new flagship benefits system earlier this year.

She’s in arrears of around £800 on her house alone, with debts into the thousands, and has had a battle to keep her disabilities payments too.

Debbie, who lives in Pontypool with her three kids, told The Sun Online: “Since I went on to Universal Credit in February it’s been so hard.

“I’ve wished I wasn’t here anymore because I can’t give my kids a lovely warm house with food.

“I’ve been through so much already. That should have been our happily ever after.”

 

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