Single mothers win High Court battle with Government after 'irregular' Universal Credit payments forced them to turn down jobs and use food banks | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Single mothers win High Court battle with Government after 'irregular' Universal Credit payments forced them to turn down jobs and use food banks

Four working single mothers have today won a High Court challenge over the Government's controversial Universal Credit welfare scheme they claim forced them to turn down promotions and go to food banks.

Lawyers for Danielle Johnson, Claire Woods, Erin Barrett and Katie Stewart said the problem is likely to affect 'tens of thousands of people' claiming Universal Credit.

They complained that after being moved to the new benefits system - designed to make it simpler to claim - they were paid wildly different amounts every four weeks.

They were sometimes not paid any benefits one month but received double the next or payments were moved to fortnightly without proper warning.

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