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Self-Isolating UK Woman Slams 'Broken' DWP Universal Credit System
Friday 27 March 2020
From UK news outlet BristolLive:
Self-isolating woman slams 'broken' DWP Universal Credit system
“They’ve hung us out to dry. Universal Credit is a broken system”
A woman from Bristol says her family were “left out to dry” after receiving no Universal Credit for the past two months.
Rachael Powell, 55, lives in Ashton and is currently self-isolating with her husband and daughter.
She is considered by the NHS to be in one of the vulnerable groups who should self-isolate because she suffers from fibromyalgia and ME.
She said her health complications forced her to medically retire from her job in January and claim Universal Credit.
However, since being on the system, she says she has experienced problems with Universal Credit, which she describes as a "broken system".
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