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Updated 1 December today at 21.40 by Elliot Kent

UC / Settled status / Citizenship

I’d typed out something similar but wandered off before I posted it (honest). I would…

Updated 1 December today at 19.51 by BC Welfare Rights

Backdating NS ESA and Permitted Work

To simplify the question, can NS ESA be backdated to include Permitted Work? …

Updated 1 December today at 17.03 by Exmocab

Can UC treat all of ESA Support Component as Overpayment…

Still waiting to see the calculations: I will share them when we receive them -…

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‘Things just haven’t been taken forward’ in the seven years since the fifth and final review of the work capability assessment was published… #rightsnetupdate

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Supreme Court unanimously allows DWP’s appeal against Court of Appeal ruling that government acted unlawfully in barring EU citizens from relying on pre-settled status to access universal credit… #rightsnetupdate

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Government publishes White Paper setting out its 10-year vision for adult social care reform in England… #rightsnetupdate


Commutable to Redhill – 15 December, 2021

Financial Inclusion Officer

Raven Housing Trust
35 hours per week
£29,500 - £31,000

London (and home working) – 12 December, 2021

Senior Welfare Rights Adviser

London Borough of Camden
36 hours per week
Starting Salary: £37,638

London - Hammersmith and Fulham – 13 December, 2021

Quality Performance Manager

Citizens Advice Hammersmith and Fulham
37.5 hours per week

Training and events

Online event – 9 December, 2021

Debts, Deductions and Sustaining Tenancies

Housing Systems
Online event

Online event – 9 December, 2021

NAWRA conference

Online event across two sessions

Online event – 9 December, 2021

Best Practice in Completing the PIP Questionnaire

Child Poverty Action Group
Online event