rogerblack wrote: »
It would be interesting to submit a freedom of information request for payment error stats.
cit_k wrote: »
And the number of people whose benefits are stopped, before they are notified..
Ames wrote: »
The last time it happened to me on benefits was about a decade ago.
I really don't get all these arguments about making money stretch a month. You get x amount of money, and it lasts till the next payment day. So why would people need crisis loans or credit cards to get through the month? Surely that's the same if it's paid weekly?
Arguments about not being able to afford to live on benefits rates are a totally different issue.
xXMessedUpXx wrote: »
This will take some getting used to, i'm used to getting mine every 2 weeks, its easier for me to cope with budgeting for 2 weeks instead of 4
moose1982 wrote: »
I think the resistance is being met because DWP often make mistakes with payments and the biggest mistake is non-payment when there was no reason for the non-payment. ...
BigAunty wrote: »
I'd hope under the new system there would be a way to re-instate a missing payment with immediate effect rather than wait an entire payment period (or an effort to prevent a mistake in the first place..).
If/when UC comes in, at least a household will get a single payment, instead of the way that many get staggered HB, IS, CTC, CB, etc.
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