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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

255 topics; 2003 replies
Latest topic: Income Support and SDP 19 Jul 2019 at 10:50 am by Ali P

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1781 topics; 8117 replies
Latest topic: Supported Housing & The Benefit Cap 19 Jul 2019 at 02:16 pm by HB Anorak

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

2535 topics; 12710 replies
Latest topic: Credits-only ESA to get LCWRA? 18 Jul 2019 at 08:13 pm by Ianb

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

52 topics; 228 replies
Latest topic: Far less UC claimants get a hardship payment than JSA claimants 15 Jul 2019 at 01:23 pm by Daphne

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

66 topics; 279 replies
Latest topic: WTC/CTC reinstatement 18 Jul 2019 at 11:27 am by Mark Willis

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

210 topics; 1244 replies
Latest topic: Right to reside for foster child / care leaver 18 Jul 2019 at 03:04 pm by Mr Jim

Other universal credit issues

Other universal credit issues

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

1484 topics; 7874 replies
Latest topic: UC recon delays 19 Jul 2019 at 05:25 pm 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

1142 topics; 4762 replies
Latest topic: reinstating WTC award (part 2) 18 Jul 2019 at 02:38 pm by Mark Willis

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1684 topics; 8657 replies
Latest topic: Client wants to challenge 2 separate PIP decisions at once, is this wise? 19 Jul 2019 at 10:31 am by JAS1

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

381 topics; 1575 replies
Latest topic: Mixed-age couples and legacy benefits and pensioner premium 18 Jul 2019 at 11:26 am 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

1046 topics; 4046 replies
Latest topic: DWP Complaints addresses? 18 Jul 2019 at 01:49 pm by Daphne

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

943 topics; 5304 replies
Latest topic: Drafting written submissions for First Tier Tribunal appeals 19 Jul 2019 at 02:29 pm by Matt

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

42 topics; 69 replies
Latest topic: IPPR paper on ’Women, automation and equality in the digital age’ 16 Jul 2019 at 03:21 pm by ClairemHodgson

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

522 topics; 1459 replies
Latest topic: Council Tax (Disabled Band Reduction) caselaw 19 Jul 2019 at 12:32 pm by Jon (CHDCA)

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

900 topics; 3766 replies
Latest topic: EU Referendum and UK poverty 16 Jul 2019 at 10:20 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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