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Covid-19: Welfare benefit issues

Covid-19: Welfare benefit issues

Welfare benefit discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

279 topics; 1860 replies
Latest topic: UC refuse to re-assess when condition deteriorates 20 Jan 2022 at 05:20 pm by UB40

Covid-19: Other issues

Covid-19: Other issues

Other issues related to the coronavirus outbreak, including the CJRS and SEISS schemes, other areas of law and access to justice issues

139 topics; 453 replies
Latest topic: Should vaccinations be compulsory? Historical approach in SS 17 Jan 2022 at 03:35 pm by Ryan Bradshaw

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

461 topics; 3435 replies
Latest topic: DWP plans for both managed move to UC and voluntary move to UC 20 Jan 2022 at 04:53 pm by Peter Turville

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2041 topics; 10688 replies
Latest topic: New Enterprise Allownace 19 Jan 2022 at 01:32 pm by MartinB

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2105 topics; 9478 replies
Latest topic: automatic end to HB award 20 Jan 2022 at 12:14 pm by Diogenes

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

2794 topics; 13873 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 20 Jan 2022 at 09:39 am by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

65 topics; 284 replies
Latest topic: Couple and LCWRA- claimant commitment 24 Dec 2021 at 02:16 pm by justjared

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

122 topics; 415 replies
Latest topic: UC childcare costs and sick pay 13 Jan 2022 at 07:53 pm by Ianb

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

362 topics; 1918 replies
Latest topic: UC entitlement - FT student with partner who is a PSIC 14 Jan 2022 at 11:35 am by Mr Jim

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

1210 topics; 4993 replies
Latest topic: Carer’s Allowance Overpayment - effect on Tax Credits 20 Jan 2022 at 02:40 pm by Ianb

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1997 topics; 9957 replies
Latest topic: AA claim alongside PIP appeal 20 Jan 2022 at 07:27 pm by Ianb

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

498 topics; 2165 replies
Latest topic: Pension Credit - AIPs and recalculation of entitlement 20 Jan 2022 at 02:56 pm by Ianb

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

1258 topics; 4890 replies
Latest topic: Date of payment of benefit 20 Jan 2022 at 03:53 pm by TJL

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1153 topics; 6313 replies
Latest topic: PIP appeal 20 Jan 2022 at 11:16 am by Mike Hughes

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

659 topics; 1649 replies
Latest topic: Haringey Council Blue Badge 19 Jan 2022 at 11:14 am by nevip

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

1031 topics; 4429 replies
Latest topic: Bringing back Legal Help: a consultation 20 Dec 2021 at 03:36 pm by Dan Manville

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

27 topics; 452 replies
Latest topic: Goodbye 2021 4 Jan 2022 at 09:29 am by shawn mach

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