Dad, 34, took his own life after wait for Universal Credit left him with £4.61

The wait for Universal Credit was the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for a single dad who took his own life, his mum has claimed.

Phillip Herron, 34, had fallen behind with rent and was trying to feed and clothe his three children, who he had left his job as a factory worker to look after.

He was also in £20,000 of debt which included pay day loans with 1000 per cent interest.

Phillip had applied for Universal Credit but the month-long wait drove him even deeper into debt...
source: Metro

2019-07-21 19:02
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