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Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

302 topics; 2367 replies
Latest topic: adding working tax credit to an existing child tax credit claim 15 Nov 2019 at 12:49 pm by splurge

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1577 topics; 8457 replies
Latest topic: No back dated award of UC after New Style ESA claim refused 15 Nov 2019 at 12:34 pm by csmk

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1838 topics; 8329 replies
Latest topic: Mixed-age couple getting back onto HB 14 Nov 2019 at 03:50 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

2578 topics; 12907 replies
Latest topic: ESA reassessments to WRAG 14 Nov 2019 at 04:55 pm by unhindered by talent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

54 topics; 233 replies
Latest topic: CPAG Conditionality Data Gathering 1 Nov 2019 at 09:39 am by Lynsey

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

77 topics; 303 replies
Latest topic: Child addition in GPC? 6 Nov 2019 at 09:41 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

234 topics; 1343 replies
Latest topic: UC and EU Settled Status - repeat HRTs! 13 Nov 2019 at 09:39 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

1149 topics; 4786 replies
Latest topic: Tax Credit debts from 2004-06 29 Oct 2019 at 11:35 am by Mark Willis

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1738 topics; 8868 replies
Latest topic: Severe Disablement Allowance & SDP 15 Nov 2019 at 10:57 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

406 topics; 1740 replies
Latest topic: Rod Stewart tax, deferred SRP and notional income 13 Nov 2019 at 05:22 am by Gareth Morgan

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

1083 topics; 4182 replies
Latest topic: Benefit cap issue 14 Nov 2019 at 04:49 pm by unhindered by talent

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

976 topics; 5442 replies
Latest topic: DWP duty to trace evidence - update to guidance 11 Nov 2019 at 09:45 pm by Elliot Kent

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

48 topics; 78 replies
Latest topic: Select Committee launching inquiry into enforcement of the Equality Act 25 Oct 2019 at 12:42 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

535 topics; 1485 replies
Latest topic: Updated homelessness guidance in Scotland 7 Nov 2019 at 12:31 pm by Daphne

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

928 topics; 3916 replies
Latest topic: Tracking general election#19 social welfare law commitments 15 Nov 2019 at 12:49 pm by shawn mach

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ESA paid long term in EU - now back in UK and UC claim needed
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