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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New forum to facilitate discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

77 topics; 459 replies
Latest topic: SSP, are you self-isolating, shielding etc? 28 Mar 2020 at 04:47 pm by Ianb

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

337 topics; 2714 replies
Latest topic: Universal Credit- Mixed Age couple- calculating amount due. 27 Mar 2020 at 11:08 am by Pernish

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1696 topics; 9080 replies
Latest topic: Irregular UC and regular pay – A solution that also ends the 5 week wait? 25 Mar 2020 at 03:04 pm by Mkfiftyeight

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1889 topics; 8591 replies
Latest topic: Future Interest in Propert 27 Mar 2020 at 03:34 pm by grant

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

2620 topics; 13096 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 27 Mar 2020 at 12:38 pm by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

57 topics; 242 replies
Latest topic: Claim closed following sanction 12 Mar 2020 at 12:36 pm by Phil R

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

81 topics; 316 replies
Latest topic: UC overpayment due to not taking childcare grant in SF? 27 Feb 2020 at 09:06 am by Rebecca Lough

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

252 topics; 1452 replies
Latest topic: PIP - fixed term awards in line with limited leave 24 Mar 2020 at 07:05 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

1163 topics; 4834 replies
Latest topic: (NS) JSA and redundancy 24 Mar 2020 at 09:13 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1792 topics; 9125 replies
Latest topic: Culture of Contempt? 26 Mar 2020 at 05:18 pm by Stainsby

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

425 topics; 1851 replies
Latest topic: PC new claims line diverting to child maintenance helpline? 26 Mar 2020 at 01:45 pm by Daphne

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

1116 topics; 4332 replies
Latest topic: High Court rules in favour of bereaved parents who were cohabiting and their children 26 Mar 2020 at 11:51 am by Daphne

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1003 topics; 5575 replies
Latest topic: Triage hearings 20 Mar 2020 at 10:30 am by Elliot Kent

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

54 topics; 82 replies
Latest topic: Panorama 12 Mar 2020 at 10:32 am by John Birks

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

561 topics; 1531 replies
Latest topic: Overpayment of Child Benefit being deducted from ESA? 18 Mar 2020 at 02:34 pm by Charles

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

950 topics; 4020 replies
Latest topic: Universal Credit Transition Fund of £10m 20 Mar 2020 at 11:17 am by Mkfiftyeight

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

6 topics; 61 replies
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