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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

197 topics; 1516 replies
Latest topic: Claimants already getting SDP 15 Mar 2019 at 10:32 am by Charles

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1737 topics; 7868 replies
Latest topic: New HB urgent buletin update UI/2019 on access to information 18 Mar 2019 at 10:32 am by HB Anorak

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

2491 topics; 12472 replies
Latest topic: SDP backdating on closed ESA claim 18 Mar 2019 at 12:18 pm by Timothy Seaside

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

44 topics; 204 replies
Latest topic: Decision makers in jobcentres making sanction decisions?? 14 Mar 2019 at 04:19 pm by Phil R

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

61 topics; 255 replies
Latest topic: How do you close a tax-free childcare account? 14 Mar 2019 at 10:00 am by Mark Willis

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

173 topics; 1029 replies
Latest topic: UC HRT and settled status - magic cure? 15 Mar 2019 at 02:14 pm by Rich

Other universal credit issues

Other universal credit issues

Miscellaneous universal credit issues, for example relating to claims, payments, overpayments, administration or policy

1402 topics; 7313 replies
Latest topic: Pay dates and UC over Xmas (and the rest of the year?) 18 Mar 2019 at 12:59 pm by Daphne

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

1124 topics; 4689 replies
Latest topic: UC Migration by Stealth 18 Mar 2019 at 01:22 pm by ClairemHodgson

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1634 topics; 8403 replies
Latest topic: Are there circumstances when DWP would pay claimants to withdraw PIP appeals? 18 Mar 2019 at 12:41 pm by casutto

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

349 topics; 1371 replies
Latest topic: 19/20 proposed benefit rates 18 Mar 2019 at 11:25 am by Charles

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

1016 topics; 3930 replies
Latest topic: Ebay shops and declaring income 18 Mar 2019 at 09:05 am by John Birks

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

899 topics; 4927 replies
Latest topic: Online appeals resolution 18 Mar 2019 at 01:05 pm by Daphne

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

Equalities, discrimination and human rights issues, delivered in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission

37 topics; 62 replies
Latest topic: DWP and reasonable adjustments 12 Mar 2019 at 09:43 am by Mike Hughes

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

495 topics; 1426 replies
Latest topic: JCWI challenges further roll-out of Right to Rent immigration checks 15 Mar 2019 at 01:04 pm by shawn

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

879 topics; 3698 replies
Latest topic: Persons selling themselves as legal advisors must be held to the same standards as a law firm 18 Mar 2019 at 12:15 pm by shawn

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