A 21-year-old carer has told you how to work with a woman.
The anonymous escort, known only as T, give harrowing evidence to MPs who are examining the links between "survival sex" and the six-in-one benefit system.
In a private hearing in Parliament, the woman said she was losing cash and surfing together for cash stamps at Pot Noodle.
She had previously worked 12-hour shifts as a carer while struggling under the old benefit system.
But when she began claiming UC, the woman said.
She said she visited foodbanks three times while waiting for her first formal payment.
When her UC did come through, she told MPs £ 148 was deducted leaving her "£ 52.50 or something to live on."
Universal Credit is paid monthly. A full breakdown was not provided to MPs.
She said it was "horrible" but the goal was to "keep the girls alive."
She told MPs: "I had heard about a girl who was dancing and told me about escorting.
"I used to judge people like that, you know, I would not like it, but I thought it was the easiest way.
"That one job made us feel so great on the world.
The testimony – which a DWP minister promised to study closely – was part of evidence by four women dubbed T, K, B and M to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee.
The hearing was held behind closed doors and a partially-redacted transcript was released this week.
UC payment because they can get an advance.
But advances have been paid back out of future benefits.
New figures today showed 840,000 Universal Credit claimants – more than half of all claimants as of February 2019 – are having the benefit of having to pay debts.
Half of those were losing up to 20% of their benefit each month while they were losing more than 30% each month.
T told MPs: "I'm trying my best, £ 30 on shopping, not a penny over, because if I go to penny over I can not get stuff I need, tampons and things, do you know what I mean?
"That Universal Credit Advance, by the time I got it I had to wait for my benefit.
"Even then when I got my benefit, they were taking £ 150 off my benefit and I was left with £ 50."
T told MPs she was living between friends' homes after losing her house – adding "this all happened since" she began claiming UC in January.
She said: "I am soooo-so-so-so, I am a sex worker, so I pay my fees daily to use an apartment.
"Whatever money I make that day, I pay some rent so I can stay there that night … get a Pot Noodle.
"If I pay £ 60 for one day, I can stay there that night.
"But I am having to do five or six duties of sex before I get to pay my rent and stuff."
The woman, who said she left school aged 11 and has mental health issues, told MPs she was on a computer race but struggled to manage Universal Credit claim.
She told MPs: "I really do not have a fight, I can not remember my passwords and stuff.
"So I'm just thinking that this is the easiest thing, honestly it is.
"It's horrible to say, but it's easy to keep us alive."
She added: "I did two 12-hour shifts last week … having sex for 12 hours for two days in a row is a lot.
"It's a lot just to think, 'Oh, I've done this for 12 hours today, I've got my gas, it's electric and my food and it's going on. is awful.
"What happens if we do not want to feel like it or lady things happen?
"Because that is another thing, like when it is your time of the day, we do not want to work.
"Yes, you have to use sponges, you probably do not know what they are."
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Minister Will Quince
He said the women were "very brave" to speak out after going "horrific experiences", and their statement showed "we need to understand this area."
He said "work has already started" to examine whether there is a link between Universal Credit and "survival sex".
He insisted on developing more food insecurity measures to study hunger, £ 2billion more into UC, shorter waiting times, bigger advance payments, and an end to sanctions longer than six months.
He added "was not about the DWP".
But he told MPs: "We will of course consider very carefully the evidence you have presented with the links between survival and the benefit system.
"I want to reiterate to the committee how seriously I personally take this issue.
"I'm hugely concerned to hear from people who have no choice but to work
Tory MP Heidi Allen said the statement showed "I, Daniel Blake is not a fiction film.