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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

314 topics; 2506 replies
Latest topic: Lobster pot and specified accomodation 23 Jan 2020 at 07:14 pm by HB Anorak

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1627 topics; 8764 replies
Latest topic: Universal Credit- The Work Allowance and Statutory Maternity Pay 24 Jan 2020 at 05:31 pm by Gareth Morgan

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1861 topics; 8446 replies
Latest topic: Is refusal of a housing costs element on ’non-commercial’ grounds ultra vires? 24 Jan 2020 at 01:07 pm by Chrissum

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

2605 topics; 13028 replies
Latest topic: ESA credits and UC claim 24 Jan 2020 at 12:29 pm by Rosie W

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

56 topics; 240 replies
Latest topic: UC sanction and now sick 14 Jan 2020 at 04:03 pm by JoW

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

78 topics; 308 replies
Latest topic: UC during Child Benefit extension period 18 Dec 2019 at 09:30 am by ROBBO

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

243 topics; 1413 replies
Latest topic: Lower courts being able to depart from retained EU caselaw 24 Jan 2020 at 03:05 pm by Ros

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

1155 topics; 4807 replies
Latest topic: Over State Pension age, SDP with HB, can they claim WTC? 25 Jan 2020 at 07:44 pm by Charles

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1767 topics; 8992 replies
Latest topic: PIP/DLA/AA, people coming to Britain from Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man & Channel Islands post Brexit 24 Jan 2020 at 11:24 am by Pat O Banton

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

414 topics; 1788 replies
Latest topic: Becoming mixed age couple and losing HB 24 Jan 2020 at 02:48 pm by Charles

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

1100 topics; 4256 replies
Latest topic: Has Vivaldi Gone? 25 Jan 2020 at 11:28 pm by ikbikb

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

991 topics; 5496 replies
Latest topic: UC decision notices - are they lawful? Does MR process apply? 25 Jan 2020 at 08:11 pm by Charles

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

50 topics; 79 replies
Latest topic: CJEU Advocate General’s opinion -Spanish benefit that can only be claimed by women is in breach of Directive 79/7/EEC 12 Dec 2019 at 11:34 am by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

546 topics; 1498 replies
Latest topic: New Enterprise Allowance eligibility - will JSA ’Credits only’ claim satisfy qualifying criteria? 25 Jan 2020 at 07:34 pm by Charles

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

937 topics; 3970 replies
Latest topic: New universal credit web tool 23 Jan 2020 at 12:56 pm by Daphne

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