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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

130 topics; 744 replies
Latest topic: UC claimant absent from UK in excess of one month, due to covid19 infection 24 Feb 2021 at 05:56 pm by CA Adviser

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

95 topics; 832 replies
Latest topic: Tribunal news 17 Feb 2021 at 01:11 pm by Daphne

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

35 topics; 150 replies
Latest topic: Permission granted for judicial review of SEISS impact on women on maternity leave 18 Feb 2021 at 01:08 pm by shawn mach

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

93 topics; 247 replies
Latest topic: Should vaccinations be compulsory? Historical approach in SS 25 Feb 2021 at 10:41 am by shawn mach

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

413 topics; 3196 replies
Latest topic: Calculation of UC transitional SDP element 25 Feb 2021 at 04:12 pm by R2D2

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1871 topics; 9896 replies
Latest topic: UC and Service Attributable Pensions 26 Feb 2021 at 10:31 am by JenKelly

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2015 topics; 9088 replies
Latest topic: Housing Benefit and ESA or Universal Credit? 26 Feb 2021 at 04:46 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

2719 topics; 13538 replies
Latest topic: ESA change of circs 25 Feb 2021 at 07:11 pm by Pete at CAB

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

101 topics; 346 replies
Latest topic: Leigh Day taking case against DWP following series of errors on assessing exception to two child rule 22 Feb 2021 at 09:18 am by Daphne

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

304 topics; 1679 replies
Latest topic: Fratila and Tanase v SSWP - rights of those with pre-settled status to obtain universal credit 24 Feb 2021 at 03:16 pm 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

1196 topics; 4948 replies
Latest topic: Property occupied by family member 23 Feb 2021 at 04:02 pm by Phil R

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1895 topics; 9558 replies
Latest topic: Culture of Contempt? 27 Feb 2021 at 12:54 pm by Stainsby

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

458 topics; 1996 replies
Latest topic: HB stopping when reaches SRP age? 23 Feb 2021 at 12:31 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

1172 topics; 4545 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 24 Feb 2021 at 03:35 pm 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

1083 topics; 6000 replies
Latest topic: ’International’ Tribunals? 26 Feb 2021 at 12:59 pm by CHAC Adviser

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

61 topics; 98 replies
Latest topic: Traveler with No Fixed Abode 8 Feb 2021 at 03:59 pm by Dan Manville

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

602 topics; 1565 replies
Latest topic: Employment law handbook? 24 Feb 2021 at 03:58 pm by Brian Fletcher

Access to justice and advice sector issues

Access to justice and advice sector issues

Issues across the access to justice and advice sector, including funding, legal aid, and policy & practice

988 topics; 4225 replies
Latest topic: Have your say: University of Oxford survey in partnership with HMCTS 25 Feb 2021 at 10:13 am 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

23 topics; 371 replies
Latest topic: Debut novel due out15/10/20 4 Feb 2021 at 03:47 pm by ROBBO

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