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Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2469 topics; 12614 replies
Latest topic: Client asked to provide document to show Proof of Relationship to Mother 23 Feb 2024 at 10:50 am by Elliot Kent

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

555 topics; 4337 replies
Latest topic: DWP plans for both managed move to UC and voluntary move to UC 22 Feb 2024 at 11:08 am by Stuart

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2334 topics; 10396 replies
Latest topic: HB, capital [ house ] over pension age 23 Feb 2024 at 03:55 pm by Hattie S.

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

2949 topics; 14575 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 21 Feb 2024 at 05:16 pm by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

91 topics; 382 replies
Latest topic: Analysis of recent UC sanctions stats 23 Feb 2024 at 03:34 pm by shawn mach

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

164 topics; 551 replies
Latest topic: child maintain ane issue 12 Feb 2024 at 11:56 am by Diogenes

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

452 topics; 2319 replies
Latest topic: Third Country nationals joining EU family members and AT v SSWP 23 Feb 2024 at 10:27 am by Martin Williams

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

1251 topics; 5137 replies
Latest topic: Tax Credits,partner with NRPF 19 Feb 2024 at 05:17 pm by Mark Willis

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

2246 topics; 11111 replies
Latest topic: Alternative to Motability 22 Feb 2024 at 09:28 am by Rosie W

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

579 topics; 2583 replies
Latest topic: Home responsibilities Protection for past years 15 Feb 2024 at 04:03 pm by CA Adviser

Covid-19 issues

Covid-19 issues

Discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

426 topics; 2342 replies
Latest topic: list of easements 19 Sep 2023 at 11:20 am by JPCHC

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

1448 topics; 5607 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 23 Feb 2024 at 09:13 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

1311 topics; 6990 replies
Latest topic: Change of address for DWP Judicial Review Pre-Action correspondence 22 Feb 2024 at 01:22 pm by past caring

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

734 topics; 1786 replies
Latest topic: DWP seeking feedback on issues to consider when drawing up income and expenditure with claimants 5 Feb 2024 at 10:46 am by Daphne

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

1125 topics; 4750 replies
Latest topic: NAO seeking views on DWP’s approach to customer service 23 Feb 2024 at 10:12 pm by Mairi

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

57 topics; 661 replies
Latest topic: Old reference books 16 Feb 2024 at 03:06 pm by Lauren

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