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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

143 topics; 792 replies
Latest topic: Reclaiming Tax Credits 16 Apr 2021 at 03:51 pm by CAAdviser

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

99 topics; 894 replies
Latest topic: Are Telephone assessments suitable for PIP claims? 15 Apr 2021 at 10:13 am by Mr Finch

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

35 topics; 150 replies
Latest topic: Permission granted for judicial review of SEISS impact on women on maternity leave 18 Feb 2021 at 01:08 pm by shawn mach

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

95 topics; 255 replies
Latest topic: Should vaccinations be compulsory? Historical approach in SS 15 Apr 2021 at 01:03 pm by Mike Hughes

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

423 topics; 3230 replies
Latest topic: UC or IS revision? 18 Apr 2021 at 12:25 am by Terry Craven

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1898 topics; 9979 replies
Latest topic: Carer Element 16 Apr 2021 at 02:21 pm by unhindered by talent

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2025 topics; 9124 replies
Latest topic: HB Backdating 16 Apr 2021 at 03:47 pm 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

2729 topics; 13589 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 16 Apr 2021 at 01:29 pm by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

60 topics; 256 replies
Latest topic: would a sanction apply 5 Nov 2020 at 03:31 pm by BC Welfare Rights

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

103 topics; 355 replies
Latest topic: Backdated payment of child benefit 14 Apr 2021 at 02:39 pm by HB Anorak

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

314 topics; 1712 replies
Latest topic: Retention of self -employed worker status 13 Apr 2021 at 02:13 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

1198 topics; 4953 replies
Latest topic: Working tax credit: off sick or furloughed 12 Apr 2021 at 12:23 pm by Daphne

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1909 topics; 9613 replies
Latest topic: Z2K survey on where the social security assessment process isn’t working and what needs to change 16 Apr 2021 at 11:49 am by Ken Butler

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

461 topics; 2014 replies
Latest topic: Becoming mixed age couple and losing HB 13 Apr 2021 at 09:48 am by chacha

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

1185 topics; 4591 replies
Latest topic: CTR schemes - legal requirement on LA to publish details? 15 Apr 2021 at 03:06 pm by Peter Turville

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1092 topics; 6031 replies
Latest topic: Short-term Award PIP appeal decision 16 Apr 2021 at 08:53 am by BC Welfare Rights

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

61 topics; 98 replies
Latest topic: Traveler with No Fixed Abode 8 Feb 2021 at 03:59 pm by Dan Manville

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

606 topics; 1565 replies
Latest topic: Decision to introduce Employment Tribunal fees based on misleading data 15 Apr 2021 at 12:15 pm by Daphne

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

991 topics; 4264 replies
Latest topic: What are the key challenges claimants experience in dealing with DWP? 16 Apr 2021 at 04:53 pm by mycatismo

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

23 topics; 383 replies
Latest topic: How might the football have turned out? 30 Mar 2021 at 05:52 pm by shawn mach

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