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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

160 topics; 864 replies
Latest topic: New style C-ESA & permitted work 14 Sep 2021 at 04:27 pm by Hammer

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

107 topics; 948 replies
Latest topic: Abused mother of two, repaying overpayment of IS and HB, which she claimed under duress. 16 Sep 2021 at 03:22 pm by Martin Williams

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

38 topics; 160 replies
Latest topic: Furlough pay - is this earnings from which a Direct Earnings Attachment can be taken 30 Jul 2021 at 03:36 pm by WR Adviser

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

98 topics; 260 replies
Latest topic: Should vaccinations be compulsory? Historical approach in SS 19 Aug 2021 at 03:08 pm by Ros

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

444 topics; 3347 replies
Latest topic: Claimants already getting SDP 23 Sep 2021 at 02:34 pm by Mike Haran

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1978 topics; 10331 replies
Latest topic: Landlords using tenants universal credit login details without permission 24 Sep 2021 at 03:32 pm by roecab

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2072 topics; 9335 replies
Latest topic: Moving out of specified accommodation and Housing Benefit 24 Sep 2021 at 11:13 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

2770 topics; 13769 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 23 Sep 2021 at 12:51 pm by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

61 topics; 256 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Sanctions During Covid-19 - PLP Survey 26 Jul 2021 at 01:04 pm by Caroline Selman

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

112 topics; 389 replies
Latest topic: Does taking on responsibility for another persons child end tax credit award 22 Sep 2021 at 01:41 pm by unhindered by talent

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

343 topics; 1855 replies
Latest topic: 30 delay delay in claiming UC 23 Sep 2021 at 08:14 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

1206 topics; 4977 replies
Latest topic: WTC - Run-on? 9 Sep 2021 at 04:37 pm by Toya

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1961 topics; 9840 replies
Latest topic: PIP2 Online / PIP Apply Pilot - Experiences? Are we seeing these regularly? 22 Sep 2021 at 09:34 am by Daphne

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

477 topics; 2103 replies
Latest topic: Pension Credit Escalation number 23 Sep 2021 at 01:58 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

1220 topics; 4824 replies
Latest topic: Carers Allowance - possible fraud 24 Sep 2021 at 11:52 am by Pete at CAB

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1132 topics; 6226 replies
Latest topic: Absolute time limit to appeal? 24 Sep 2021 at 12:10 pm by Pete at CAB

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

62 topics; 99 replies
Latest topic: BSP: NI requirement & disability - anyone know of any cases? 14 May 2021 at 04:51 pm by Lindesay

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

620 topics; 1606 replies
Latest topic: Support for those arriving under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) 14 Sep 2021 at 11:29 am by shawn mach

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

1009 topics; 4386 replies
Latest topic: Legal Aid: Civil news and updates 24 Sep 2021 at 02:08 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

25 topics; 441 replies
Latest topic: Debut novel due out15/10/20 20 Sep 2021 at 01:06 pm by Mike Hughes

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