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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

107 topics; 627 replies
Latest topic: UC claimant absent from UK in excess of one month, due to covid19 infection 20 Oct 2020 at 05:37 pm by BC Welfare Rights

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

85 topics; 740 replies
Latest topic: Severe drop in PIP and AA aplications 20 Oct 2020 at 04:50 pm by Helen Rogers

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

33 topics; 142 replies
Latest topic: SEISS 16 Oct 2020 at 11:30 am by roecab

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

81 topics; 265 replies
Latest topic: Advice sector funding 20 Oct 2020 at 01:01 pm by shawn mach

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

383 topics; 3021 replies
Latest topic: SDP gateway, forming a couple and effect on ES/UC awards 19 Oct 2020 at 12:23 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1800 topics; 9570 replies
Latest topic: New consent issues? 20 Oct 2020 at 04:42 pm by dizzymare

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1979 topics; 8968 replies
Latest topic: Housing costs mess 19 Oct 2020 at 01:40 pm by MartinB

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

2683 topics; 13383 replies
Latest topic: company director and (NS)ESA 20 Oct 2020 at 05:03 pm by Ianb

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

59 topics; 254 replies
Latest topic: UC and Student in None-Advanced Education 24 Sep 2020 at 02:58 pm by Charles

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

93 topics; 332 replies
Latest topic: Child Responsibility Element and qualifying young person 29 Sep 2020 at 11:53 am by CA Adviser

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

282 topics; 1569 replies
Latest topic: Retaining worker status during a gap 15 Oct 2020 at 02:55 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

1181 topics; 4886 replies
Latest topic: WTC hours of work/disability status 19 Oct 2020 at 02:27 pm by EJ

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1858 topics; 9391 replies
Latest topic: Footballers and IIDB 19 Oct 2020 at 08:13 pm by Terry Craven

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

445 topics; 1937 replies
Latest topic: Pension age is 66 from tomorrow until 2026 5 Oct 2020 at 02:23 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

1149 topics; 4426 replies
Latest topic: PSCs and the MIF 20 Oct 2020 at 10:21 am by Timothy Seaside

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1048 topics; 5821 replies
Latest topic: PIP Appeal - Request for Audio 20 Oct 2020 at 03:12 pm by Mike Hughes

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

59 topics; 94 replies
Latest topic: Bill allowing mixed sex couples to enter a civil partnership introduced to Scottish Parliament 29 Jul 2020 at 03:21 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

585 topics; 1548 replies
Latest topic: Valuation Office Agency decision in the news 20 Oct 2020 at 01:12 pm by shawn mach

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

967 topics; 4116 replies
Latest topic: Pesky activist lawyers 20 Oct 2020 at 03:09 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

19 topics; 331 replies
Latest topic: Debut novel due out15/10/20 16 Oct 2020 at 10:20 am by HB Anorak

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