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The Socialist 12 February 2020 |
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UC stopped without warning
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Cesar Zanin, a part-time NHS worker living in temporary accommodation and bringing up a six-year-old daughter, didn't know where their next meal was coming from after the DWP stopped his Universal Credit without warning.
The Bristol healthworker says he was later told by the DWP that he had failed to produce enough evidence about his childcare payments. However, Cesar says he'd supplied the DWP with screenshots and confirmed payments by email.
Cesar told the local Bristol Post newspaper: "They [DWP] didn't sanction me, they didn't suspend my childcare costs reimbursements but the fact is my Universal Credit was completely stopped, with no formal notification."