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Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

2110 topics; 11115 replies
Latest topic: Another stop notice issue 20 May 2022 at 04:29 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

474 topics; 3563 replies
Latest topic: loss of LCWRA moving to UC 20 May 2022 at 11:17 am by Elliot Kent

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2131 topics; 9613 replies
Latest topic: Nil recourse and 1 bed rate 18 May 2022 at 03:06 pm by HB Anorak

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

2817 topics; 13991 replies
Latest topic: Further entitlement to CBESA after time-limiting 13 May 2022 at 03:52 pm by unhindered by talent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

71 topics; 313 replies
Latest topic: UC claimant commitment - second opinion and review 17 May 2022 at 12:59 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

127 topics; 427 replies
Latest topic: Social Security Scotland (SSS) 18 May 2022 at 09:40 am by Va1der

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

381 topics; 2007 replies
Latest topic: HRT Polish national , in UK since 2005 19 May 2022 at 01:26 pm by Diogenes

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

1216 topics; 5007 replies
Latest topic: Underlying entitlement to IS as a carer 10 May 2022 at 04:24 pm by Elliot Kent

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

2038 topics; 10165 replies
Latest topic: Activity 9 Social Engagement 20 May 2022 at 07:26 am by Ruth Knox

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

506 topics; 2202 replies
Latest topic: Pension Credit Processing Delays 20 May 2022 at 08:24 am by Caroline E

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

1291 topics; 5058 replies
Latest topic: DWP fails to meet Information Commissioner deadline for possible benefit related deaths 20 May 2022 at 10:22 am by Owen_Stevens

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1177 topics; 6418 replies
Latest topic: Anyone else having problems with HMCTS Harlow? 20 May 2022 at 03:16 pm by Mike Hughes

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

669 topics; 1681 replies
Latest topic: Covid: discharging untested patients into care homes was unlawful, says court 27 Apr 2022 at 11:41 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

1042 topics; 4469 replies
Latest topic: Escalation Lists? 3 May 2022 at 02:59 pm by Daphne

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

32 topics; 490 replies
Latest topic: ..... and its goodbye from him 16 May 2022 at 02:24 pm by Scarcab