Gov­ern­ment won’t lis­ten

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EV­ERY­ONE is com­plain­ing about the shock­ing ex­pe­ri­ences peo­ple are hav­ing in the process of uni­ver­sal credit.

Peo­ple are telling the gov­ern­ment what is hap­pen­ing but the gov­ern­ment is not lis­ten­ing.

If one of the MPs put them­selves in those peo­ple’s shoes and ex­pe­ri­enced it for them­selves ev­ery­one would hear them – they would be shout­ing from the rooftops.

Some time ago, one of the MPs tried to live on ben­e­fits and I am sure they couldn’t see it through for the length of time they had to do it.

I think it was two or three days and they just couldn’t do it, yet ev­ery day peo­ple have to live on that.

The gov­ern­ment keep say­ing it is a good thing for peo­ple to get into work. Peo­ple are try­ing to help them­selves but when they have a prob­lem they send you to some­one.

I was sent from one per­son to an­other and am still no fur­ther on. You have to have fam­ily or some­one to help you if you don’t have a com­puter. Peo­ple have no com­puter, no fam­ily to help them, so what do you do? They say ev­ery­thing is on­line but what about peo­ple who are not, be­cause peo­ple are on a low in­come and can’t af­ford to eat or heat their homes and then that is an­other set­back if you are not on­line.

It is a wor­ry­ing time for peo­ple – they are wor­ried about money for rent, food, bills.

Peo­ple get sanc­tioned for the slight­est thing – they strip your money straight away. Some peo­ple are ill in hos­pi­tal and fam­i­lies have tried phon­ing to let them know but couldn’t get through to speak to some­one.

They never think there could be a good ex­pla­na­tion for not turn­ing up. AN­GRY CHRON­I­CLE READER

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