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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

292 topics; 2303 replies
Latest topic: mixed age couples and LCWRA 18 Oct 2019 at 03:09 pm by Charles

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1554 topics; 8312 replies
Latest topic: Reduced maximum rate at which UC deductions can be made 18 Oct 2019 at 04:07 pm by Timothy Seaside

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1827 topics; 8285 replies
Latest topic: Caselaw hunting 18 Oct 2019 at 04:56 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

2572 topics; 12873 replies
Latest topic: Severe disabiity premium (SDP) 17 Oct 2019 at 04:50 pm by Rebecca Lough

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

52 topics; 232 replies
Latest topic: PLP benefit sanctions project 1 Oct 2019 at 11:21 am by S Clarke

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

74 topics; 293 replies
Latest topic: Child’s Education Interrupted 8 Oct 2019 at 06:36 pm by James Craig

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

230 topics; 1322 replies
Latest topic: Evidence of settled status 17 Oct 2019 at 02:57 pm by Martin Williams

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

1149 topics; 4783 replies
Latest topic: Tax Credit debts from 2004-06 9 Oct 2019 at 02:45 pm by AndreaM

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1724 topics; 8822 replies
Latest topic: PIP, geniune 17 Oct 2019 at 02:04 pm by Mike Hughes

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

402 topics; 1693 replies
Latest topic: Mixed age couples and the disdvantages of UC vs PC 17 Oct 2019 at 11:08 am by dizzymare

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

1075 topics; 4148 replies
Latest topic: What is going on at DWP debt management? 18 Oct 2019 at 04:33 pm by Jo_Smith

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

973 topics; 5424 replies
Latest topic: centralisation of admiin at HMCTS 17 Oct 2019 at 04:06 pm by Mike Hughes

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

48 topics; 77 replies
Latest topic: New funding to tackle discrimination against Gypsy/Traveller Community in Scotland 9 Oct 2019 at 02:20 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

534 topics; 1485 replies
Latest topic: Supreme Court rules that breach of human rights not to allow judges whistleblower protection 16 Oct 2019 at 10:11 am by Daphne

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

920 topics; 3895 replies
Latest topic: World is stumbling zombie-like into a digital welfare dystopia 18 Oct 2019 at 11:44 am by Benny Fitzpatrick