UKs Universal Credit - Enough support?

Cumulus

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Is there any folks here in the UK that has experience of the UK Benefits system - aka 'Universal Credits'?

The scheme rolled out in 2013, in an attempt to simplify the welfare system but for many it has led to hardship and confusion over benefits they are due to receive: One of the biggest barriers is you have to wait six weeks for your first payment.

For those in the US, I'd be keen to hear how you think this stacks against your welfare system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Credit (more info here)
 
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