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Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2497 topics; 12702 replies
Latest topic: RTI dispute (and subsequent appeal rights) - any time limits? 12 Apr 2024 at 03:10 pm by Kelly

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

562 topics; 4376 replies
Latest topic: UT decides housing element should not erode TP when moving on from specified accommodation 11 Apr 2024 at 02:37 pm by AlexJ

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2342 topics; 10436 replies
Latest topic: Shared ownership and the UC Landlord Portal 12 Apr 2024 at 12:56 pm by JonUCN

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

2954 topics; 14607 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 11 Apr 2024 at 10:56 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

91 topics; 383 replies
Latest topic: Analysis of recent UC sanctions stats 7 Mar 2024 at 10:38 am by Dan Manville

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

460 topics; 2357 replies
Latest topic: Asylum claim and Recourse to Public Funds 12 Apr 2024 at 03:28 pm by BHCAC

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; 5140 replies
Latest topic: Joint claim for JSA - a true joint claim or is there a lead claimant? 11 Apr 2024 at 02:36 pm by WROTricia

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

2255 topics; 11131 replies
Latest topic: PIP Renewals 12 Apr 2024 at 03:51 pm by Pete at CAB

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

582 topics; 2608 replies
Latest topic: Attendance Allowance 3 Apr 2024 at 01:44 pm by Stainsby

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

23 topics; 85 replies
Latest topic: Council tax reduction schemes in Wales - default requirements and/or RCT scheme 11 Apr 2024 at 03:31 pm by WillH

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

1458 topics; 5633 replies
Latest topic: Free School meals 11 Apr 2024 at 11:59 am by Elliot Kent

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1314 topics; 6992 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Overpayment and Bankruptcy 12 Apr 2024 at 03:58 pm by JonUCN

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

735 topics; 1787 replies
Latest topic: ‘Personal scope” & the (Brexit) Withdrawal Agreement 26 Mar 2024 at 09:52 am by past caring

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

1134 topics; 4803 replies
Latest topic: Survey: Free legal advice 12 Apr 2024 at 01:05 pm by Kelly

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; 668 replies
Latest topic: United 2 Apr 2024 at 12:00 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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