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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

270 topics; 2128 replies
Latest topic: ESA WCA appeal after an unsuccessful UC claim (HRT/R2R disallowance) 23 Aug 2019 at 12:30 pm by Charles

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1508 topics; 8031 replies
Latest topic: Universal Credit staff vote on strike action 23 Aug 2019 at 11:56 am by Ros

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1804 topics; 8214 replies
Latest topic: Council Tax Bands 22 Aug 2019 at 09:14 am by John Birks

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

2555 topics; 12790 replies
Latest topic: Can someone who is getting national insurance credits only make a new claim for income-related ESA? 23 Aug 2019 at 11:31 am by tbidmead

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

52 topics; 228 replies
Latest topic: Far less UC claimants get a hardship payment than JSA claimants 15 Jul 2019 at 01:23 pm by Daphne

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

69 topics; 287 replies
Latest topic: How do you close a tax-free childcare account? 23 Aug 2019 at 01:13 pm by Charles

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

218 topics; 1273 replies
Latest topic: Home Office has passport - UC cannot proceed 12 Aug 2019 at 01:31 pm by Dan Manville

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

1145 topics; 4774 replies
Latest topic: tax credit debt transferred to DWP 23 Aug 2019 at 03:22 pm by dizzymare

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1697 topics; 8700 replies
Latest topic: Case Law to undermine HCP “inaccurate” reporting. 24 Aug 2019 at 07:10 pm by WRT Case Worker

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

389 topics; 1621 replies
Latest topic: Mixed-age couple: too late to claim SPC? 24 Aug 2019 at 05:28 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

1056 topics; 4077 replies
Latest topic: FOA DWP Spies and Snoops. FOLLOW YOUR OWN GUIDANCE FOR MRs! 23 Aug 2019 at 10:29 am by Steph F

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

947 topics; 5345 replies
Latest topic: Latest Administrative Justice Council minutes 20 Aug 2019 at 12:56 pm by shawn mach

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

43 topics; 77 replies
Latest topic: Direct payments - insufficient funding to meet needs as employer 7 Aug 2019 at 02:49 pm by Equalitygal

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

524 topics; 1460 replies
Latest topic: Government can be liable for costs in Cart type judicial review cases 23 Aug 2019 at 10:15 am by shawn mach

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

906 topics; 3792 replies
Latest topic: Discussion board changes 20 Aug 2019 at 10:39 am by Mike Hughes