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Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2533 topics; 12840 replies
Latest topic: Administrative Earnings Threshold (AET) and increase in hours 20 May 2024 at 04:24 pm by Pat Russell

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

574 topics; 4434 replies
Latest topic: If MN is cancelled, no transitional protection for future UC claim 17 May 2024 at 11:26 am by RachelUCN

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2353 topics; 10488 replies
Latest topic: Local Authority claiming Housing Benefit back for Temporary Accommodation 20 May 2024 at 07:18 am by Ruth Knox

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

2962 topics; 14640 replies
Latest topic: work capability assessment and pensioners 17 May 2024 at 12:15 pm by Liz Wilson

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

93 topics; 383 replies
Latest topic: Private Rooms at Job Centres 20 May 2024 at 10:14 am by PCarysforth

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

160 topics; 543 replies
Latest topic: child maintain ane issue 12 Feb 2024 at 11:56 am by Diogenes

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

463 topics; 2366 replies
Latest topic: CAN SOMEONE HELP?: free NHS treatment and NICs 17 May 2024 at 04:49 pm by JonUCN

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

1252 topics; 5141 replies
Latest topic: Joint claim for JSA - a true joint claim or is there a lead claimant? 19 Apr 2024 at 01:53 pm by Rebecca Lough

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

2260 topics; 11166 replies
Latest topic: Health Transformation Programme 16 May 2024 at 03:46 pm by Carri

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

584 topics; 2614 replies
Latest topic: State pension and Pension credit 16 May 2024 at 11:47 am by Mr Jim

Devolved benefit issues

Devolved benefit issues

A new forum created in response to requests from advisers for a space to discuss and share information relating to the range of new benefits and related issues in Scotland

25 topics; 88 replies
Latest topic: ADP ’boarders’ payments’ 15 May 2024 at 09:48 am by unhindered by talent

Covid-19 issues

Covid-19 issues

Discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

426 topics; 2342 replies
Latest topic: list of easements 19 Sep 2023 at 11:20 am by JPCHC

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

1468 topics; 5661 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 16 May 2024 at 04:11 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

1319 topics; 7008 replies
Latest topic: new style ESA appeal where the decision is a bit of a mess 9 May 2024 at 09:53 am by stevenmcavoy

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

739 topics; 1791 replies
Latest topic: Landlords duties to notify Council tax 20 May 2024 at 09:18 am by Pete at CAB

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

1137 topics; 4812 replies
Latest topic: Updates on stakeholder meetings 14 May 2024 at 11:55 am by Daphne

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

57 topics; 671 replies
Latest topic: chimpions league 2023/2024 is go 1 May 2024 at 08:59 am by keith

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Multiple MR for UC

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Carer’s Element after death of relative

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overpaid UC, no fault of claimant

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