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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

84 topics; 481 replies
Latest topic: Further thoughts on self-isolating, shielding and the Work Allowance. 3 Jun 2020 at 04:56 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

65 topics; 569 replies
Latest topic: All WCAs suspended - not even doing telephone assessments? 3 Jun 2020 at 01:41 pm by Ros

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

29 topics; 133 replies
Latest topic: Employee for part of year 3 Jun 2020 at 03:12 pm by roecab

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

60 topics; 166 replies
Latest topic: Employment tribunal braced for redundancy claim surge 3 Jun 2020 at 01:45 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

354 topics; 2817 replies
Latest topic: Fraudulent claim for UC 1 Jun 2020 at 02:36 pm by CHAC Adviser

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1731 topics; 9217 replies
Latest topic: fraud by employer 3 Jun 2020 at 03:24 pm by Clare B

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1919 topics; 8703 replies
Latest topic: Specified accommodation 2 Jun 2020 at 04:03 pm by Ruth Knox

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

2633 topics; 13142 replies
Latest topic: ESA and occupational pensions 28 May 2020 at 11:57 am by Vaux

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

57 topics; 242 replies
Latest topic: Claim closed following sanction 12 Mar 2020 at 12:36 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

87 topics; 324 replies
Latest topic: 16 yo continuing in education for Tax Credits 2 Jun 2020 at 02:03 pm by Elliott S

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

267 topics; 1506 replies
Latest topic: No current leave, UC claim, leave later granted 3 Jun 2020 at 01:36 pm by roecab

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

1168 topics; 4853 replies
Latest topic: WTC stopped due to Disability element withdrawn 28 May 2020 at 05:23 pm by victoriatodd

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1809 topics; 9192 replies
Latest topic: Prolonged attention at night 3 Jun 2020 at 11:59 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

431 topics; 1880 replies
Latest topic: State Pension potential backdate/compensation 29 May 2020 at 04:53 pm by Ianb

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

1124 topics; 4352 replies
Latest topic: PIP 3 Jun 2020 at 12:22 pm by Rachel1

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1011 topics; 5615 replies
Latest topic: Upper Tribunal representation 3 Jun 2020 at 03:02 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

57 topics; 92 replies
Latest topic: Reasonable adjustment to benefit backdating rules 2 Jun 2020 at 04:15 pm by Mairi

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

568 topics; 1534 replies
Latest topic: Energy Customer Support Fund applications - FCA approved advice 23 May 2020 at 03:09 pm by ZoeHBF

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

953 topics; 4047 replies
Latest topic: NAWRA Stoke-on-Line conference 11th/12th June - tickets now available - free to members 3 Jun 2020 at 11:48 am 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

11 topics; 228 replies
Latest topic: Competition 30 May 2020 at 12:09 pm by Paus17

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