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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

313 topics; 2503 replies
Latest topic: Defeat for govt in High Court in TP & AR 21 Jan 2020 at 05:18 pm by Daphne

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1622 topics; 8732 replies
Latest topic: How to claim UC 21 Jan 2020 at 10:46 pm by Ianb

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1861 topics; 8440 replies
Latest topic: Can a mixed age couple chose to stay on HB when one reaches State Retirement age? 17 Jan 2020 at 02:22 pm by chacha

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

2604 topics; 13022 replies
Latest topic: Free copy of GP records vs chargeable letters 21 Jan 2020 at 08:49 pm by Elliot Kent

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

56 topics; 240 replies
Latest topic: UC sanction and now sick 14 Jan 2020 at 04:03 pm by JoW

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; 308 replies
Latest topic: UC during Child Benefit extension period 18 Dec 2019 at 09:30 am by ROBBO

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

242 topics; 1406 replies
Latest topic: UC HRT and settled status - magic cure? 21 Jan 2020 at 12:58 pm by Stuart

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

1154 topics; 4805 replies
Latest topic: Which benefit for YP without parental support? 21 Jan 2020 at 02:07 pm by unhindered by talent

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1763 topics; 8988 replies
Latest topic: Client refuses to take painkillers stronger than paracetamol and ibrufen 21 Jan 2020 at 02:19 pm by Chrissum

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

412 topics; 1779 replies
Latest topic: Pension credit - is this likely to be counted as a voluntary payment? 16 Jan 2020 at 11:50 am by JAS1

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

1097 topics; 4234 replies
Latest topic: DWP survey on accessible customer communications 21 Jan 2020 at 02:17 pm by Mike Hughes

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

987 topics; 5484 replies
Latest topic: Confusing message on HMCTS telephone number 15 Jan 2020 at 05:02 pm by Elliot Kent

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

50 topics; 79 replies
Latest topic: CJEU Advocate General’s opinion -Spanish benefit that can only be claimed by women is in breach of Directive 79/7/EEC 12 Dec 2019 at 11:34 am by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

546 topics; 1497 replies
Latest topic: New Enterprise Allowance eligibility - will JSA ’Credits only’ claim satisfy qualifying criteria? 21 Jan 2020 at 03:04 pm by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

936 topics; 3965 replies
Latest topic: New universal credit web tool 21 Jan 2020 at 05:04 pm by davidsmithp1000