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Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2129 topics; 11209 replies
Latest topic: Student finance 24 Jun 2022 at 11:39 am by unhindered by talent

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

477 topics; 3582 replies
Latest topic: DWP plans for both managed move to UC and voluntary move to UC 24 Jun 2022 at 05:12 pm by Ianb

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2145 topics; 9676 replies
Latest topic: Termination of Employment 24 Jun 2022 at 05:19 pm by past caring

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

2825 topics; 14032 replies
Latest topic: Rare, but severe seizures - LCWRA? 24 Jun 2022 at 01:09 pm by Elliot Kent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

71 topics; 316 replies
Latest topic: Interaction between light touch regime and work focused interview/work preparation groups 1 Jun 2022 at 09:40 am 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

130 topics; 432 replies
Latest topic: Interactive CH2 pdf 16 Jun 2022 at 09:34 am by fraz

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

386 topics; 2047 replies
Latest topic: Is the £350 for those who host people fleeing Ukraine a PUBLIC FUND? 24 Jun 2022 at 05:11 pm by Elliot Kent

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

1218 topics; 5011 replies
Latest topic: HMRC Tax Credit Overpayment Complaints backlog 10 Jun 2022 at 02:48 pm by WROtyne

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

2051 topics; 10231 replies
Latest topic: Pip2 24 Jun 2022 at 10:28 am by seand

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

508 topics; 2212 replies
Latest topic: Pension age and UC 15 Jun 2022 at 02:38 pm by roecab

Covid-19 issues

Covid-19 issues

Discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

423 topics; 2327 replies
Latest topic: Past Presence Test and Covid 4 Mar 2022 at 11:35 am by Keena

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

1298 topics; 5093 replies
Latest topic: TC qualifying conditions for Free school lunches and NHS exemption 24 Jun 2022 at 05:13 pm by Ianb

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1184 topics; 6438 replies
Latest topic: LEAP help 23 Jun 2022 at 01:27 pm by Jess Strode

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

670 topics; 1682 replies
Latest topic: Going back to a First-tier Tribunal following a decision 16 Jun 2022 at 05:17 pm by Elliot Kent

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

1046 topics; 4489 replies
Latest topic: Apollo List 20 Jun 2022 at 02:56 pm by clive

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

33 topics; 492 replies
Latest topic: New novel due out 25/9/22 25 May 2022 at 06:11 pm by Andrew Dutton