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Covid-19: Welfare benefit issues

Covid-19: Welfare benefit issues

Welfare benefit discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

276 topics; 1836 replies
Latest topic: Reclaiming Tax Credits 3 Dec 2021 at 10:20 am by CAAdviser

Covid-19: Other issues

Covid-19: Other issues

Other issues related to the coronavirus outbreak, including the CJRS and SEISS schemes, other areas of law and access to justice issues

139 topics; 451 replies
Latest topic: £500 million support fund - are there any details? 25 Nov 2021 at 10:03 am by Keith S Adviser

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

455 topics; 3411 replies
Latest topic: Income Support 2 week run-on 2 Dec 2021 at 02:49 pm by AlexJ

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2018 topics; 10558 replies
Latest topic: Claiming UC after living abroad 3 Dec 2021 at 05:34 pm by past caring

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2097 topics; 9429 replies
Latest topic: Birmingham Council refers nine fraudulent exempt accommodation claims to DWP 3 Dec 2021 at 11:48 am by Elliot Kent

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

2785 topics; 13832 replies
Latest topic: Reg 41 when client fails to return UC50 3 Dec 2021 at 08:07 am by unhindered by talent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

64 topics; 281 replies
Latest topic: Interaction between light touch regime and work focused interview/work preparation groups 30 Nov 2021 at 11:27 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

117 topics; 402 replies
Latest topic: Child benefit delays, 26 weeks for children from outside the UK - any ideas? 18 Nov 2021 at 01:57 pm by Mr Jim

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

357 topics; 1897 replies
Latest topic: UC / Settled status / Citizenship 2 Dec 2021 at 01:16 pm 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

1208 topics; 4982 replies
Latest topic: opinions/thoughts on a fairly unusual tax credit situation 30 Nov 2021 at 07:55 pm by stevenmcavoy

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1986 topics; 9918 replies
Latest topic: PIP Helpline’s new "MR Team" 1 Dec 2021 at 12:30 pm by Daphne

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

488 topics; 2132 replies
Latest topic: Pension Service staff have not heard of including children in claim 16 Nov 2021 at 09:52 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

1246 topics; 4850 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 3 Dec 2021 at 05:17 pm 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

1144 topics; 6284 replies
Latest topic: PIP Appeal 3 Dec 2021 at 02:08 pm by Mike Hughes

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

657 topics; 1645 replies
Latest topic: Assessment of term-time income to qualify for 30 hours free childcare 23 Nov 2021 at 02:34 pm by Charles

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

1029 topics; 4428 replies
Latest topic: Legal Aid: Civil news and updates 2 Dec 2021 at 04:54 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

26 topics; 447 replies
Latest topic: Debut novel due out15/10/20 15 Nov 2021 at 09:45 am by Andrew Dutton

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