Extra support for claimants

Joe Michna pictured outside the Park Road citizens advice bureau.

Joe Michna pictured outside the Park Road citizens advice bureau.

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CITIZENS’ advice chiefs are calling for extra support for universal credit claimants to ensure people can take on extra hours at work without ending up out of pocket.

Hartlepool Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) boss Joe Michna said he “supports the principles” of the benefit but believes the system needs to be made simpler.

Mr Michna claims children of parents receiving universal credit, a new type of financial support for people of working age who are jobless or on a low income, should get free schools meals. He is also calling on the Government to offer extra support to parents to help pay for childcare.

 

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