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East of England Liberal Democrats

#5WeeksTooLong campaign

February 12, 2019 3:47 PM
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

People are struggling to stay afloat while they wait at least five weeks for Universal Credit

5 day wait for UC (Trussell Trust)

Food banks across the country tell the Trussell Trust that under the new benefits system, Universal Credit, people are struggling to stay afloat while they wait at least five weeks for the first payment. This isn't right.

That's why the Trussell Trust is asking the government to end the five week wait and for everyone who agrees to be part of our new #5WeeksTooLong campaign - will you join them?

We're a country that prides itself on making sure proper support is in place for each other when help is most needed - that's why we created our fire service, our health service, our benefits system.

But the new benefits system, Universal Credit, isn't the poverty-fighting reform that was promised. More and more people are moving onto it, having to wait five weeks for a first payment, and being forced to food banks as a result.
The five week wait needs to end.

The Trussell Trust is asking everyone who thinks the government should end the five week wait to come together with food banks, charities, faith and community groups to be part of the new #5WeeksTooLong campaign.

Together, we can show how damaging the five week wait is and demand change from those in charge.

Join the campaign today!

https://trusselltrust.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ec8261e9a533fd7c5c55815e6&id=eb9a0f2662&e=eec2312b42

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