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People supported by Universal Credit shouldn’t need a food bank.

But from the very start, everyone who applies has to wait at least five weeks for a full payment – some are left waiting longer. 

This is leaving many people without enough money to cover the basics, forcing them to food banks. 

Join #5WeeksTooLong and help end the five week wait for Universal Credit.