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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

199 topics; 1544 replies
Latest topic: Pension aged person can still withdraw UC? 26 Mar 2019 at 09:00 am by Charles

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1741 topics; 7896 replies
Latest topic: Dual Housing Payments, rent in advance and DHP 25 Mar 2019 at 12:43 pm by Timothy Seaside

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

2497 topics; 12497 replies
Latest topic: Entitlement to SDP.? 25 Mar 2019 at 01:24 pm by Dan Manville

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

45 topics; 205 replies
Latest topic: Decision makers in jobcentres making sanction decisions?? 22 Mar 2019 at 11:05 am by stuart

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

61 topics; 257 replies
Latest topic: How do you close a tax-free childcare account? 19 Mar 2019 at 12:01 pm by DebbieS

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

175 topics; 1034 replies
Latest topic: R2R as jobseeker v R2R as Primary Carer 26 Mar 2019 at 10:08 am by Simon

Other universal credit issues

Other universal credit issues

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

1408 topics; 7332 replies
Latest topic: Journal messages not being responded to 26 Mar 2019 at 10:36 am by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

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

1124 topics; 4693 replies
Latest topic: UC Migration by Stealth 21 Mar 2019 at 04:05 pm by AlexJ

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1636 topics; 8452 replies
Latest topic: Compensation following tribunal 26 Mar 2019 at 03:46 pm by NeverSayNo

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

351 topics; 1390 replies
Latest topic: mixed aged couples and WCA in UC 25 Mar 2019 at 02:57 pm by Vonny

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

1016 topics; 3931 replies
Latest topic: CARERS ALLOWANCE INCOME 25 Mar 2019 at 08:25 am by Billy

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

902 topics; 4966 replies
Latest topic: DWP failure to provide appeal papers 26 Mar 2019 at 04:03 pm by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

37 topics; 62 replies
Latest topic: DWP and reasonable adjustments 12 Mar 2019 at 09:43 am by Mike Hughes

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

496 topics; 1427 replies
Latest topic: Case law relating to trade unions and labour relations 26 Mar 2019 at 02:23 pm by stuart

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

879 topics; 3710 replies
Latest topic: EU Referendum and UK poverty 26 Mar 2019 at 03:13 pm by neilbateman

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