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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

306 topics; 2417 replies
Latest topic: ’required to claim Universal Credit’ letter 6 Dec 2019 at 10:49 pm by Anna S

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1599 topics; 8559 replies
Latest topic: Suspended period of education 6 Dec 2019 at 04:02 pm by KES

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1846 topics; 8367 replies
Latest topic: wife living in separate home in different country from husband in 6 Dec 2019 at 03:54 pm by JAS1

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

2589 topics; 12943 replies
Latest topic: What Regulation in UC is similar to Reg 34 of ESA 6 Dec 2019 at 04:24 pm by roecab

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

54 topics; 233 replies
Latest topic: CPAG Conditionality Data Gathering 1 Nov 2019 at 09:39 am by Lynsey

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; 307 replies
Latest topic: UC during Child Benefit extension period 27 Nov 2019 at 02:12 pm by ROBBO

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

236 topics; 1362 replies
Latest topic: Destitution for domestic violence concession rules 6 Dec 2019 at 05:14 pm by ZBUC

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

1152 topics; 4795 replies
Latest topic: attempting to make a new claim for WTC under the SDP gateway ... and getting nowhere! 6 Dec 2019 at 12:46 pm by alang

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1748 topics; 8905 replies
Latest topic: PIP Mobility Activity 1: no lower limb restrictions 6 Dec 2019 at 03:56 pm by Ros

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

407 topics; 1756 replies
Latest topic: uh oh! - does bedroom tax and cap apply to mixed age couple post 15 May? 6 Dec 2019 at 02:09 pm by HB Anorak

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

1088 topics; 4192 replies
Latest topic: Carer Premium in mixed age couple 5 Dec 2019 at 10:28 am by Va1der

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

980 topics; 5465 replies
Latest topic: Challenge to MR heading to the High Court .... 5 Dec 2019 at 03:37 pm by Brian Fletcher

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

50 topics; 78 replies
Latest topic: Welsh Government consults on how public bodies in Wales can better address inequalities 22 Nov 2019 at 12:46 pm by Ros

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

536 topics; 1486 replies
Latest topic: Court of Appeal rules that union interfered with postal strike ballot process 5 Dec 2019 at 02:13 pm by Stuart

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

932 topics; 3928 replies
Latest topic: New universal credit web tool 6 Dec 2019 at 03:20 pm by AdviceShop