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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

165 topics; 1265 replies
Latest topic: Pension Credit or UC 23 Jan 2019 at 01:26 pm by Daphne

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1719 topics; 7799 replies
Latest topic: exempt from shared accommodation rate 25 to 35 22 Jan 2019 at 11:50 am by Vonny

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

2459 topics; 12310 replies
Latest topic: Explanations rear their head again 23 Jan 2019 at 01:28 pm by Daphne

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

42 topics; 199 replies
Latest topic: Recoverable hardship recovery from UC after sanction appeal won 10 Jan 2019 at 11:53 am by ClairemHodgson

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

58 topics; 239 replies
Latest topic: Ongoing childcare costs, "reporting" and interpretation of reg. 33? 22 Jan 2019 at 09:31 am by Dcgo250

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

158 topics; 913 replies
Latest topic: Permanent right to reside 23 Jan 2019 at 11:08 am by Damian

Other universal credit issues

Other universal credit issues

Miscellaneous universal credit issues, for example relating to claims, payments, overpayments, administration or policy

1352 topics; 7113 replies
Latest topic: UC,capital, property abroad to which claimant cannot return 23 Jan 2019 at 01:15 pm by JustinM1

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

1117 topics; 4647 replies
Latest topic: New tax credit claims - no more online facility to request claim form, phone only 21 Jan 2019 at 05:40 pm by victoriatodd

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1604 topics; 8246 replies
Latest topic: Any experience of ESA "triage paper hearing session" in advance of oral FTT hearing? 23 Jan 2019 at 01:32 pm by benefitsadviser

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

341 topics; 1327 replies
Latest topic: New tax credit claims where pension credit includes child element 21 Jan 2019 at 01:04 pm by Jon Blackwell

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

994 topics; 3909 replies
Latest topic: UC & NHS charges exemption - NHS BSA doesn’t understand UC? 23 Jan 2019 at 01:30 pm by Andrew Dutton

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

880 topics; 4844 replies
Latest topic: Tribunal’s Rejection of DWP Request to Correct Decision re PIP Appeal 23 Jan 2019 at 09:21 am by AlexJ

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

Equalities, discrimination and human rights issues, delivered in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission

32 topics; 56 replies
Latest topic: DWP acted ’perversely’ in sacking of disabled woman, judge finds 21 Jan 2019 at 04:29 pm by shawn

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

483 topics; 1408 replies
Latest topic: new pensions guidance service 23 Jan 2019 at 01:09 pm by shawn

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

868 topics; 3612 replies
Latest topic: Legal Aid: Civil news and updates 23 Jan 2019 at 12:13 pm by shawn

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