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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

325 topics; 2650 replies
Latest topic: HB with SDP 21 Feb 2020 at 03:56 pm by Kit_J

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1663 topics; 8903 replies
Latest topic: SMI waiting period 21 Feb 2020 at 05:09 pm by Elliot Kent

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1874 topics; 8512 replies
Latest topic: HB appeal for previous MAC CTS claim, ESA(IR) and SDP! 21 Feb 2020 at 02:02 pm by chacha

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

2614 topics; 13065 replies
Latest topic: Anytime revision bafflement 21 Feb 2020 at 04:06 pm by nevip

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

56 topics; 240 replies
Latest topic: UC sanction and now sick 14 Jan 2020 at 04:03 pm by JoW

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

80 topics; 313 replies
Latest topic: 17 year old f/t apprentice. Mother gets UC Child Element 17 Feb 2020 at 11:05 am by Charles

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

250 topics; 1436 replies
Latest topic: RIGHT TO RESIDE HELP NEEDED - URGENT 21 Feb 2020 at 02:20 pm by Vonny

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

1159 topics; 4822 replies
Latest topic: Joint ib-JSA claim - can ill partner claim credits to avoid JSA claim closing? 20 Feb 2020 at 09:16 am by csmk

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1778 topics; 9057 replies
Latest topic: New PIP claims: require ID checks? 21 Feb 2020 at 10:14 am by BC Welfare Rights

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

420 topics; 1823 replies
Latest topic: Pensions Service Complaints email? 20 Feb 2020 at 04:29 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

1107 topics; 4294 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 21 Feb 2020 at 04:08 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

998 topics; 5545 replies
Latest topic: Grounds for UT appeal - PIP 21 Feb 2020 at 12:41 pm by Va1der

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

51 topics; 79 replies
Latest topic: Human Rights Watch seeking case studies where automated decision making has affected claimants 10 Feb 2020 at 10:28 am by Daphne

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

555 topics; 1519 replies
Latest topic: New points-based immigration system 19 Feb 2020 at 07:08 pm by Elliot Kent

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

945 topics; 4004 replies
Latest topic: New ‘super-exam’ threatens social welfare law 21 Feb 2020 at 10:53 am by Mike Hughes

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