Single mum left to 'fight for survival' with DWP following cancer diagnosis

Daily Record reports

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"I've had more support from Macmillan nurses than the government"

45-year-old teacher battles for Universal Credit support after leaving job to get treatment

Gillian Sykes, a mum-of-two diagnosed with breast cancer in January, was left with 84p after leaving her job as a supply teacher and attempting to access Universal Credit, the Daily Record has reported. Ms Sykes, who is preparing for a double mastectomy operation in the summer, described her situation as a ‘fight for survival' with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), a plight which has involved money being taken away by the authorities due to mistaken dates and an ‘automated response' telling...

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