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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

302 topics; 2373 replies
Latest topic: New style ESA and a reverse lobster manoeuvre? 19 Nov 2019 at 02:39 pm by Charles

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1582 topics; 8482 replies
Latest topic: Whispering into the minister’s ear about Mandatory Recosideration 19 Nov 2019 at 05:07 pm by ZBUC

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1840 topics; 8340 replies
Latest topic: UC Housing cost if no tenancy agreement 19 Nov 2019 at 10:11 pm by Elliot Kent

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

2580 topics; 12913 replies
Latest topic: UC, Self Empluyment and Disabilty 19 Nov 2019 at 10:36 pm by Elliot Kent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

54 topics; 233 replies
Latest topic: CPAG Conditionality Data Gathering 1 Nov 2019 at 09:39 am by Lynsey

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

77 topics; 303 replies
Latest topic: Child addition in GPC? 6 Nov 2019 at 09:41 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

234 topics; 1343 replies
Latest topic: UC and EU Settled Status - repeat HRTs! 13 Nov 2019 at 09:39 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

1149 topics; 4786 replies
Latest topic: Tax Credit debts from 2004-06 29 Oct 2019 at 11:35 am by Mark Willis

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1739 topics; 8873 replies
Latest topic: For PIP and ESA Purposes: There are a number of medical conditions - normally neurological in nature - that may only be assessed by doctors. 18 Nov 2019 at 12:23 pm by Elliot Kent

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

406 topics; 1741 replies
Latest topic: mixed age couple getting back onto PC? 19 Nov 2019 at 04:11 pm by bristol_1

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

1086 topics; 4185 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Unit for Long Term Hospital Stay 19 Nov 2019 at 11:49 am by unhindered by talent

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

977 topics; 5446 replies
Latest topic: UC appeal - Does it need to continue? 19 Nov 2019 at 10:24 pm by Elliot Kent

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

48 topics; 78 replies
Latest topic: Select Committee launching inquiry into enforcement of the Equality Act 25 Oct 2019 at 12:42 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

535 topics; 1485 replies
Latest topic: Updated homelessness guidance in Scotland 7 Nov 2019 at 12:31 pm by Daphne

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

928 topics; 3917 replies
Latest topic: Sad news 19 Nov 2019 at 12:57 pm by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

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