Universal Credit: MS sufferer and her carer left without money for weeks

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MS sufferer and her carer left without benefits for five weeks thanks to Universal Credit. Adam McLelland and his wife Bee, of Birkby, slammed the new system which is plaguing lots of Huddersfield people.

Adam McLelland and his wife Bee had been living in their adapted home for just two weeks when they received their first enforcement letter demanding unpaid rent. It was the beginning of six months of arguments, counter arguments and overwhelming stress that coincided with the couple’s move to the all-in-one benefit known as Universal Credit.

The McLellands rapidly found themselves caught between the Department for Work and Pensions, which administers Universal Credit, and Kirklees Council, which provides their rented home in Birkby. And at the heart of their problem was money. Or rather the lack of it.

Adam, 29, and Bee, 22, were married in 2017 just 10 months after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Adam gave up…

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