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Cash bonanza: The DWP is bringing loads of money back into the Treasury – by forcing Universal Credit claimants into poverty.

It’s wilful impoverishment of the needy.

The Tories have been working hard to force poverty-stricken families further into destitution, clawing back £50 million in Universal Credit loan repayments in a single month.

The punitive new policy demands that claimants must wait five weeks before receiving a penny of their regular payments – but they may take out an advance in the form of a loan.

This is then repayable, from the regular payments, in the future – meaning already-poor claimants and families are plunged even further into poverty and debt.

And the Tories absolutely love it!

The fact that so much money – £50 million – was taken from claimants by the Tories indicates that the policy doesn’t work.

It should not be necessary for claimants to have to ask for so much in advance.

And the fact that they have to pay it back puts them at a serious disadvantage.

It forces people to the food banks.

But then, Work and Pensions secretary Therese Coffey seems to think that is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

Source: DWP clawed back £50million in Universal Credit loan repayments in just one month – Mirror Online

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