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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

119 topics; 694 replies
Latest topic: Extensions of MIF start-up periods 3 Dec 2020 at 01:25 pm by Charles

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

89 topics; 785 replies
Latest topic: Copies of guidance given to assessment providers for working through COVID 3 Dec 2020 at 03:21 pm by jennyrussell

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

34 topics; 145 replies
Latest topic: SEISS and ESA new style 4 Dec 2020 at 11:01 am by Becky

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

86 topics; 291 replies
Latest topic: Scottish £500 COVID bonus to NHS and care workers 3 Dec 2020 at 09:04 pm by bigbill

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

391 topics; 3091 replies
Latest topic: A bit of everything! IS run on, HB run on, new job blah blah blah 4 Dec 2020 at 01:20 pm by JojoMitchell

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1825 topics; 9674 replies
Latest topic: Is unpaid statutory sick pay treated as notional income under Universal Credit regulations? 4 Dec 2020 at 12:00 pm by Simon Dally

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1995 topics; 9021 replies
Latest topic: Friday afternoon quiz - content of decision notices 4 Dec 2020 at 04:15 pm by Peter Turville

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

2695 topics; 13454 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 4 Dec 2020 at 04:56 pm by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

60 topics; 256 replies
Latest topic: would a sanction apply 5 Nov 2020 at 03:31 pm by BC Welfare Rights

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

96 topics; 338 replies
Latest topic: Child Benefit, child temporarily absent (abroad) - meaning of "at an educational establishment 4 Dec 2020 at 04:42 pm by mycatismo

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

291 topics; 1609 replies
Latest topic: EEAs after 30.06.2021 4 Dec 2020 at 09:40 am by mycatismo

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

1182 topics; 4891 replies
Latest topic: Gift Aid donations; can it be carried back in TC? 25 Oct 2020 at 11:49 pm by Charles

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1869 topics; 9451 replies
Latest topic: ESA Contribution Based Question 4 Dec 2020 at 09:10 am by MarkWood

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

453 topics; 1967 replies
Latest topic: Mixed age couple - is claiming CA a change of circs for PC that might trigger a claim for UC? 3 Dec 2020 at 03:37 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

1157 topics; 4463 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 4 Dec 2020 at 10:15 am by Owen_Stevens

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1066 topics; 5916 replies
Latest topic: Pre-2015 decisions 4 Dec 2020 at 03:02 pm by shawn mach

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

59 topics; 95 replies
Latest topic: EHRC launches review of Home Office actions affecting Windrush generation 25 Nov 2020 at 11:29 am by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

592 topics; 1553 replies
Latest topic: JR challenge to care charging policy 1 Dec 2020 at 01:59 pm by Daphne

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

982 topics; 4148 replies
Latest topic: Escalation Lists? 2 Dec 2020 at 04:25 pm by Daphne

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

21 topics; 358 replies
Latest topic: How might the football have turned out? 26 Nov 2020 at 09:09 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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