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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

103 topics; 593 replies
Latest topic: WTC Mixed Age Couple, Current Ill, self-employed 18 Sep 2020 at 05:11 pm by unhindered by talent

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

83 topics; 725 replies
Latest topic: National Insurance number requirement for UC claim 18 Sep 2020 at 12:16 pm by Mkfiftyeight

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

31 topics; 141 replies
Latest topic: Employer Cant Afford To Contribute to Furlough Payments 9 Aug 2020 at 11:23 am by Va1der

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

76 topics; 240 replies
Latest topic: Advice sector funding 2 Sep 2020 at 01:05 pm by Gareth Morgan

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

378 topics; 2991 replies
Latest topic: natural migration for ex-student with children 18 Sep 2020 at 03:22 pm by Mkfiftyeight

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1781 topics; 9473 replies
Latest topic: joint tenant and UC 18 Sep 2020 at 03:39 pm by Steph F

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1964 topics; 8907 replies
Latest topic: HB stopped by DWP? 18 Sep 2020 at 02:30 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

2676 topics; 13347 replies
Latest topic: Permitted work limits 18 Sep 2020 at 11:17 am by HarlowAC

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

58 topics; 250 replies
Latest topic: UC, NRPF and conditionality earnings threshold 28 Aug 2020 at 03:29 pm by CAAdviser

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

92 topics; 330 replies
Latest topic: UC Childcare costs element and zero s/employment income 17 Sep 2020 at 01:13 pm by Jo_Smith

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

277 topics; 1553 replies
Latest topic: Not eligible for Universal Credit and loss of Tax Credits or Housing Benefit 16 Sep 2020 at 03:01 pm by Mike Haran

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

1180 topics; 4880 replies
Latest topic: TC claim terminated due to application for tax-free childcare 7 Sep 2020 at 03:38 pm by Daphne

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1850 topics; 9357 replies
Latest topic: DLA high care - when does night time start? 18 Sep 2020 at 04:22 pm by Paus17

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

443 topics; 1934 replies
Latest topic: About to become a mixed age couple: When best to claim UC? 17 Sep 2020 at 12:39 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

1142 topics; 4410 replies
Latest topic: Housing Benefit/Non-dependent adult in prison 17 Sep 2020 at 02:24 pm by Stuart G

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1039 topics; 5775 replies
Latest topic: copy of R(IS) 11/99? 17 Sep 2020 at 04:46 pm by Ken Butler

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 ....

582 topics; 1547 replies
Latest topic: ’Overall Arrangements’ for possession proceedings England and Wales 16 Sep 2020 at 02:20 pm by Stuart

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

966 topics; 4093 replies
Latest topic: Escalation Lists? 18 Sep 2020 at 09:30 am by annief

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

16 topics; 285 replies
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