- To remove five weeks waiting period because it goes against the spirit of poverty reduction; most importantly in times of economic, social and psychological upheaval and insecurity;
- UC needs to be flexible to the actual needs of claimants. If the claimant’s salary is paid weekly or fortnightly it needs to meet their need. Vulnerable workers such as zero hours contracts and low income workers, require regular income without the worries of waiting for five weeks in the initial period;
- Rent is calculated weekly, and UC need to mirror it to reflect the demands of tenant’s need and it need to be paid directly to the landlord, to prevent homelessness - from when the claim starts;
- If there are conflicts with regard to changes of circumstances, Housing Element of UC should carry on being paid to prevent homelessness; instead of closing the claim;
- Overpayment of benefits and official error - overpayment should not be recoverable because of consequence of recovery leads to financial hardship. Under legacy benefit, it's not recoverable. On UC it is currently recoverable;
- Advance Payment leads to poverty because it’s recovered from UC. Therefore, a grant model is more suitable;
- During the initial UC claim, child care cost be paid directly to the registered child care provider from when requested by the provider instead of being provided by the claimant.