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Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

Issues relating to the transition to universal credit full service, and natural and managed migration

314 topics; 2504 replies
Latest topic: Lobster pot and specified accomodation 22 Jan 2020 at 06:33 pm by HB Anorak

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

Administrative issues relating to universal credit, for example claims, payments, deductions and overpayments

1622 topics; 8747 replies
Latest topic: Latest press reports on UC 23 Jan 2020 at 09:08 am by Andrew Dutton

Housing costs

Housing costs

Housing benefit, and housing costs under universal credit, pension credit and legacy benefits

1861 topics; 8441 replies
Latest topic: SDP entitlement when Non dependent who is a Full time student, is absent from home during term time 23 Jan 2020 at 10:46 am by HarlowAC

Work capability issues and ESA

Work capability issues and ESA

Limited capability for work (LCW) and for work-related activity (LCWRA) under universal credit, and issues relating to ESA

2604 topics; 13024 replies
Latest topic: Free copy of GP records vs chargeable letters 22 Jan 2020 at 02:12 pm by Mike Hughes

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

56 topics; 240 replies
Latest topic: UC sanction and now sick 14 Jan 2020 at 04:03 pm by JoW

Children and childcare

Children and childcare

Children and childcare issues, including under universal credit, tax credits and pension credit, plus child benefit and guardian’s allowance

78 topics; 308 replies
Latest topic: UC during Child Benefit extension period 18 Dec 2019 at 09:30 am by ROBBO

Residence issues

Residence issues

Right to reside, habitual residence, EU law and immigration status

242 topics; 1407 replies
Latest topic: Kerr principle and DWP’s data on EEA worker’s nationality 22 Jan 2020 at 12:49 pm by Jo_Smith

Income support, JSA and tax credits

Income support, JSA and tax credits

Legacy benefit issues in relation to income support, JSA, working tax credit and child tax credit

1154 topics; 4805 replies
Latest topic: Which benefit for YP without parental support? 21 Jan 2020 at 02:07 pm by unhindered by talent

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1766 topics; 8990 replies
Latest topic: PIP - RF/MH Type Reassessment Delays & Issues 23 Jan 2020 at 10:51 am by Ryan Bradshaw

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

413 topics; 1782 replies
Latest topic: Treatment of deferred state pension for ESA 22 Jan 2020 at 05:06 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Other benefit issues

Other benefit issues

Issues relating to other benefits, for example bereavement benefits, carer's allowance/supplement, statutory payments and the social fund

1098 topics; 4234 replies
Latest topic: House of Commons library briefing on the welfare cap 22 Jan 2020 at 01:28 pm by Stuart

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

DWP, local authority and HMRC decision-making, and the mandatory reconsideration and appeal processes

987 topics; 5484 replies
Latest topic: Confusing message on HMCTS telephone number 15 Jan 2020 at 05:02 pm by Elliot Kent

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

Equalities, discrimination and human rights issues, delivered in partnership with the EHRC

50 topics; 79 replies
Latest topic: CJEU Advocate General’s opinion -Spanish benefit that can only be claimed by women is in breach of Directive 79/7/EEC 12 Dec 2019 at 11:34 am by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

Debt, employment, housing, community care and more ....

546 topics; 1497 replies
Latest topic: New Enterprise Allowance eligibility - will JSA ’Credits only’ claim satisfy qualifying criteria? 21 Jan 2020 at 03:04 pm by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

Issues affecting the wider advice sector, including funding, legal aid, and policy & practice

937 topics; 3967 replies
Latest topic: Can’t reply to messages 23 Jan 2020 at 10:58 am by Rosie W

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