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COVID-19: Welfare benefit rules and entitlements

COVID-19: Welfare benefit rules and entitlements

Welfare benefit discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

109 topics; 635 replies
Latest topic: MIF coming back; questions 26 Oct 2020 at 02:26 pm by Ianb

COVID-19: Benefit claims and administration

COVID-19: Benefit claims and administration

Impact of the coronavirus outbreak on benefit claims and administration, and the operation of tribunals dealing with benefit appeals

86 topics; 749 replies
Latest topic: UC Postal address? 23 Oct 2020 at 01:03 pm by roecab

COVID-19: Employment schemes

COVID-19: Employment schemes

Discussion in relation to furloughed workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

33 topics; 142 replies
Latest topic: SEISS 16 Oct 2020 at 11:30 am by roecab

COVID-19: Other issues

COVID-19: Other issues

Other issues related to the coronavirue outbreak, including other areas of law and access to justice issues

81 topics; 265 replies
Latest topic: Advice sector funding 20 Oct 2020 at 01:01 pm by shawn mach

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

385 topics; 3029 replies
Latest topic: Repatriation 28 Oct 2020 at 04:01 pm by Stainsby

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1801 topics; 9584 replies
Latest topic: New consent issues? 28 Oct 2020 at 03:50 pm by leeosborne

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1980 topics; 8971 replies
Latest topic: Mixed age couple + NRPF status + housing costs = confuzzled mess! 27 Oct 2020 at 02:36 pm by KikiTotoro

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

2685 topics; 13401 replies
Latest topic: UC and disabled students 28 Oct 2020 at 02:46 pm by Elliot Kent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

59 topics; 254 replies
Latest topic: UC and Student in None-Advanced Education 24 Sep 2020 at 02:58 pm by Charles

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

93 topics; 332 replies
Latest topic: Child Responsibility Element and qualifying young person 29 Sep 2020 at 11:53 am by CA Adviser

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

285 topics; 1573 replies
Latest topic: Proving Indefinite Leave to Remain for benefit entitlement 28 Oct 2020 at 05:27 pm by RWCHAC

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

1182 topics; 4891 replies
Latest topic: Gift Aid donations; can it be carried back in TC? 25 Oct 2020 at 11:49 pm by Charles

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1860 topics; 9399 replies
Latest topic: Weighing of appellant’s evidence over Healthcare Assessment at PIP telephone appeal hearing 28 Oct 2020 at 11:06 am by CHAC Adviser

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

446 topics; 1937 replies
Latest topic: Attendance Allowance renewals restart 26 Oct 2020 at 10:43 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

1153 topics; 4438 replies
Latest topic: Reporting benefit changes to multiple DWP departments 28 Oct 2020 at 05:42 pm by Stainsby

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1050 topics; 5840 replies
Latest topic: Driving a car and Activity 1 26 Oct 2020 at 04:22 pm by shawn mach

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

59 topics; 94 replies
Latest topic: Bill allowing mixed sex couples to enter a civil partnership introduced to Scottish Parliament 29 Jul 2020 at 03:21 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

585 topics; 1548 replies
Latest topic: Valuation Office Agency decision in the news 20 Oct 2020 at 01:12 pm by shawn mach

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

971 topics; 4120 replies
Latest topic: Query about Entitledto better off calculator not including the carer element of UC 28 Oct 2020 at 03:15 pm by JAS1

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

19 topics; 332 replies
Latest topic: Debut novel due out15/10/20 27 Oct 2020 at 10:17 am by Andrew Dutton

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