£150 needed for food, gas and electric
From Leeds - 55 years old.
This man left work due to illness and applied for Universal Credit (UC). He received a final wage within his first UC assessment period, from which his employer deducted over £900 for training courses he attended while working. This was still considered as income, but he only received net £50 from this wage. He is not entitled to any UC this month because of that, so is in severe financial hardship. He still has 3 weeks to go until his next UC payment is due. He has part-time custody of his son and very poor mental health.