A lot can happen in 6 weeks
If you didn't have any money coming in for six weeks, could you and your family cope? Would you be able to pay the rent, the supermarket trip, the school meals?
Under Universal Credit, a family where a parent loses their job and applies for support from benefits to tide them over will be left without any support for six weeks. That's a long time to wait, particularly when money is already tight.
As part of our Make Universal Credit Fit for Families campaign, we're calling on the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to drop the six week wait.