Welfare rights

19 April, 2017

Government announces measures to provide 'additional support' to those in the work-related activity group

Minister confirms that the flexible support fund and the social fund are the 'only real route' for additional funding

19 April, 2017

Duty of tribunal to give notice to claimant if specific concerns are raised in a hearing that may lead to a less favourable decision

CPIP/3480/2016
[2017] UKUT 139 (AAC)

19 April, 2017

Exercising power to strike out appeals and the requirement to invite representations

CH/2839/2016
[2017] UKUT 0136 (AAC)

18 April, 2017

Poorly drafted 'gateway' questions on the universal credit claim form do not amount to the computer system being 'inoperative'

CUC/2058/2016
[2017] UKUT 131 (AAC)

18 April, 2017

Analysis of proportionality is not relevant to refusal of right to reside for Greek claimant in the UK for 30 years

CUC/2924/2016
[2017] UKUT 130 (AAC)

18 April, 2017

Whether housing benefit 52-week temporary absence rule discriminates against a severely disabled claimant

CH/2418/2015
[2017] UKUT 114 (AAC)

13 April, 2017

Requirement to explain decision not to adjourn a paper hearing when credibility of claimant is at issue

CTC/2497/2016
[2017] UKUT 106 (AAC)

12 April, 2017

Disability Rights UK calls on government to reform ‘disgraceful’ PIP mobility rules

Charity responds to report that more than 50,000 disabled people have had their Motability vehicles taken away since PIP was introduced

12 April, 2017

One in seven single parents are ‘hit with benefit sanctions’, says Gingerbread

New research also shows that lone parents are more likely to get their sanction overturned when challenged

12 April, 2017

Four years after it was introduced there are fewer than half a million people claimaing universal credit

New DWP statistics show that, of these, 38 per cent are in employment

12 April, 2017

Factors to take into account in assessing permanence of separation for the purposes of tax credits

CTC/3207/2016
[2017] UKUT 90 (AAC)

12 April, 2017

Work-related activity provided through the Jobcentre Plus Offer and assessment of risk for LCWRA

CE/4887/2014
[2017] UKUT 94 (AAC)

11 April, 2017

Universal Jobmatch to stop allowing commercial job boards to upload vacancies in bulk

From 22 May 2017 only employers will be able to use Universal Jobmatch directly

11 April, 2017

Clear plan needed for transfer of social security powers from Westminster to Holyrood, say MPs

Scottish Affairs Committee and Scottish Social Security Committee also call for stronger dispute resolution processes between the two governments

7 April, 2017

DWP publishes equality analysis of cuts to universal credit housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

Analysis includes finding that it is reasonable to prevent entitlement for disabled people waiting for a work capability assessment

7 April, 2017

Introduction of a two child limit and its effect on universal credit, income support and jobseeker’s allowance

New DWP guidance

7 April, 2017

Linking social fund entitlement to awards of child tax credit that include individual or disability elements

New DWP guidance

7 April, 2017

Removal of higher rate child element of universal credit

New DWP guidance