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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

150 topics; 819 replies
Latest topic: Maternity Allowance Test Period 26 May 2021 at 01:32 pm by Stewbold

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

103 topics; 931 replies
Latest topic: UC decision makers 11 Jun 2021 at 05:02 pm by UB40

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

36 topics; 157 replies
Latest topic: Tenant on UC with own company receiving job retention scheme payment 4 May 2021 at 04:44 pm by Ianb

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

98 topics; 257 replies
Latest topic: Millions spent on consultants to assess charity applications for Covid scheme 9 Jun 2021 at 04:55 pm by shawn mach

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

433 topics; 3280 replies
Latest topic: UC, CB ESA SG and the payment of LCWRA - dispute with waiting period 9 Jun 2021 at 05:58 pm by Ianb

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1924 topics; 10086 replies
Latest topic: Telephone claims not fit for purpose 12 Jun 2021 at 01:16 pm by Jo_Smith

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2041 topics; 9207 replies
Latest topic: HB to UC Mixed age couple 10 Jun 2021 at 05:12 pm by Charles

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

2742 topics; 13653 replies
Latest topic: UC, prison and LCWRA 11 Jun 2021 at 11:53 am by Rosie W

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

106 topics; 366 replies
Latest topic: Chasing up after a successful Child Benefit appeal 3 Jun 2021 at 11:23 am by benefitsadviser

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

323 topics; 1740 replies
Latest topic: High Court rules that exclusion of Zambrano carers with limited leave to remain from EU Settlement Scheme is unlawful 9 Jun 2021 at 03:25 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

1929 topics; 9690 replies
Latest topic: PIP2 form - can no answer to a question be considered as ’neutral’? 11 Jun 2021 at 03:14 pm by Mike Hughes

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

463 topics; 2036 replies
Latest topic: Becoming mixed age couple and losing HB 1 Jun 2021 at 03:47 pm by AdviserAmy

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

1193 topics; 4660 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 11 Jun 2021 at 02:35 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

1111 topics; 6130 replies
Latest topic: DWP ’offers to settle’ 10 Jun 2021 at 08:40 pm by Elliot Kent

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

62 topics; 99 replies
Latest topic: BSP: NI requirement & disability - anyone know of any cases? 14 May 2021 at 04:51 pm by Lindesay

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

612 topics; 1579 replies
Latest topic: Research project: online legal support for parents involved in child contact disputes 1 Jun 2021 at 12:47 pm by shawn mach

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

997 topics; 4342 replies
Latest topic: New: Reports and briefings area of rightsnet 9 Jun 2021 at 03:36 pm by Mike Hughes

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

24 topics; 409 replies
Latest topic: Eurochimp is go ... 10 Jun 2021 at 10:17 am by shawn mach

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