Universal Credit is destroying life for both working and non-working people, writes SeerCharlotte 71 on The Poor Side of Life.

A man who wanted to remain nameless has been claiming Universal Credit but he got sick so he did the responsible thing – he went to his doctor and got a sick note.

The doctor stated on his sick note his medical condition so he took it into the Jobcentre. He was told that this sick note wasn’t good enough and that he needed to get another one because it needed the words written on it: “He’s got worse”.

He went back to the doctor; got another sick note – but the doctor quite rightly said, “I can’t write that in a sick note, but I can write your condition which will explain it.”

He took his third sick note in and they said again: “It’s not good enough.”

Since when were the Jobcentre advisors – or ‘coaches’ as they now like to be called – fully trained medical officials?

This man is very obviously Ill. He was cold and hungry and very fed up about the whole situation. He said that all they have ever done to him is to treat him like rubbish, like something that you step on in the street. He’s not had any money for a long time now either.

He said they he felt like what they wanted him to do was to disappear and not to come back because they just want to save money regardless.

He’s right – they do.

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