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COVID-19: Welfare benefit rules and entitlements

COVID-19: Welfare benefit rules and entitlements

Welfare benefit discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

94 topics; 554 replies
Latest topic: local housing allowance 23 Jul 2020 at 03:05 pm by Etain

COVID-19: Benefit claims and administration

COVID-19: Benefit claims and administration

Impact of the coronavirus outbreak on benefit claims and administration, and the operation of tribunals dealing with benefit appeals

75 topics; 680 replies
Latest topic: Jobcentres reopening and sanctions coming back 28 Jul 2020 at 09:42 pm by neilbateman

COVID-19: Employment schemes

COVID-19: Employment schemes

Discussion in relation to furloughed workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

30 topics; 140 replies
Latest topic: SEISS and ESA new style 21 Jul 2020 at 04:22 pm by Charles

COVID-19: Other issues

COVID-19: Other issues

Other issues related to the coronavirue outbreak, including other areas of law and access to justice issues

74 topics; 215 replies
Latest topic: Advice sector funding 3 Aug 2020 at 03:05 pm by shawn mach

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

368 topics; 2942 replies
Latest topic: SDP claimants to be moved back to legacy - change of policy from 2nd March 3 Aug 2020 at 12:45 pm by Va1der

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1761 topics; 9360 replies
Latest topic: Effect of multiple new claims on a UC HRT appeal? 31 Jul 2020 at 01:24 pm by Vonny

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1948 topics; 8823 replies
Latest topic: Joint tenants and LHA 3 Aug 2020 at 09:17 pm 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

2657 topics; 13252 replies
Latest topic: esa and mr 31 Jul 2020 at 02:26 pm by Ros

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

57 topics; 244 replies
Latest topic: PLP benefit sanctions project 31 Jul 2020 at 04:40 pm by shawn mach

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

91 topics; 326 replies
Latest topic: Child Maintenance Service 28 Jul 2020 at 01:55 pm by SarahBatty

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

275 topics; 1540 replies
Latest topic: DLA british child NRPF 23 Jul 2020 at 11:12 am by Elliot Kent

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

1174 topics; 4872 replies
Latest topic: Tax Credit Review on UC claim 21 Jul 2020 at 10:23 am by Charles

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1835 topics; 9297 replies
Latest topic: Underlying entitlement to SDP? 3 Aug 2020 at 05:31 pm by HarlowAC

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

441 topics; 1918 replies
Latest topic: Childcare costs within Pension Credit.... 30 Jul 2020 at 04:40 pm by Jon (CHDCA)

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

1135 topics; 4381 replies
Latest topic: Student income and universal credit 31 Jul 2020 at 10:08 am by VRW

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1024 topics; 5702 replies
Latest topic: Gov.uk online appeal submission broken? 4 Aug 2020 at 08:32 am by Tracey D @ Pboro CC

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

59 topics; 94 replies
Latest topic: Bill allowing mixed sex couples to enter a civil partnership introduced to Scottish Parliament 29 Jul 2020 at 03:21 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

578 topics; 1546 replies
Latest topic: Leave to remain extensions 30 Jul 2020 at 11:08 am by AlexJ

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

957 topics; 4072 replies
Latest topic: Judgment confirms government’s commitment to review LASPO is not enforceable 31 Jul 2020 at 04:29 pm by shawn mach

The Social

The Social

New forum, initially launched in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, designed to support advisers including the many who are now working at home or apart from colleagues

14 topics; 279 replies
Latest topic: rightsnet chimpions league update 27 Jul 2020 at 08:18 pm by Alan Markey

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