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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

282 topics; 2221 replies
Latest topic: ESA OR UC? 23 Sep 2019 at 02:14 pm by Charles

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1529 topics; 8169 replies
Latest topic: Time limit to accept revised claimant commitment online? 23 Sep 2019 at 11:26 am by Dan Manville

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1814 topics; 8243 replies
Latest topic: ESA Housing Costs loan 20 Sep 2019 at 03:11 pm by Pete at CAB

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

2565 topics; 12845 replies
Latest topic: WCA waiting times 20 Sep 2019 at 03:47 pm by keith

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

52 topics; 230 replies
Latest topic: UC, self employed, MIF applied, giving up s/e and sanctions 20 Sep 2019 at 03:23 pm by Peter Turville

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

71 topics; 290 replies
Latest topic: House of Commons Library briefing on support for family and friends carers looking after children 11 Sep 2019 at 02:28 pm by Ros

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

222 topics; 1286 replies
Latest topic: Self-employment and pregnancy 20 Sep 2019 at 09:30 am 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

1147 topics; 4776 replies
Latest topic: WTC - can you revise a decision to end entitlement when DLA lost and PIP later awarded on MR 23 Sep 2019 at 12:33 pm by Debbie Witton

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1710 topics; 8751 replies
Latest topic: Award review of PIP with FTA assessment & good cause accepted 19 Sep 2019 at 05:13 pm by JojoMitchell

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

397 topics; 1649 replies
Latest topic: mixed age couple getting back onto PC? 23 Sep 2019 at 12:31 pm by HB Anorak

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

1063 topics; 4116 replies
Latest topic: Funeral Support 20 Sep 2019 at 11:47 am by unhindered by talent

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

958 topics; 5370 replies
Latest topic: Representation in the Lancaster area 23 Sep 2019 at 11:03 am by shawn mach

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

45 topics; 77 replies
Latest topic: Revised planning definition impacting on Gypsy and Traveller site provision 13 Sep 2019 at 01:36 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

530 topics; 1481 replies
Latest topic: Is someone exempt from Council Tax where there stay in hospital has not officially been made "permanent"? 20 Sep 2019 at 03:56 pm by Benefits38

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

912 topics; 3846 replies
Latest topic: EU Referendum and UK poverty 23 Sep 2019 at 01:17 pm by Daphne

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