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Daily news and case law updates across five areas of social welfare law: welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment and community care. Subscribe for updates.

4 December, 2020

Commencement of Directions that authorise electronic claims for bereavement support payment

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4 December, 2020

DWP confirms it plans to extend availability of online National Insurance number applications to all applicants after current trial ends in January 2021

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4 December, 2020

Government consults on measures designed to allow workers greater freedom to find new or additional work

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4 December, 2020

Homeless Link welcomes almost six-fold increase in Housing First capacity in England since 2017

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4 December, 2020

Upper Tribunal decides that it is not satisfied that a claimant unlawfully killed her late husband and that, therefore, the forfeiture rule does not apply to her state pension

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4 December, 2020

Revaluation of pension sharing ‘debits and credits’ and ‘protected payments’ in new state pension in Northern Ireland

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4 December, 2020

Scottish Government confirms that it will use findings from evaluation of carer’s allowance supplement in developing its replacement for carer’s allowance

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3 December, 2020 Open access

Two-child limit has been a ‘significant factor’ in women’s decision to end a pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

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3 December, 2020

Government announces extra £68 million funding for Disabled Facilities Grants in England

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3 December, 2020 Open access

Scottish Government announces temporary ban on enforcement of evictions from rented properties for six-week period until 22 January 2021

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3 December, 2020

MHCLG issues ‘initial guidance’ to local authorities on managing applications for social housing or homelessness assistance from EEA citizens from 1 January 2021

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3 December, 2020

Revaluation of ‘protected payments’ and pension sharing ‘debits and credits’ in the new state pension

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3 December, 2020 Open access

Extending the £20 universal credit uplift to legacy benefit claimants is the ‘right thing to do’, JRF says

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2 December, 2020

Court of Appeal considers whether terms of tenancy agreement permitted housing association to start charging tenant for service it was already providing without charge

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2 December, 2020

Tribunal rule 29 requirements to give notice of tribunal hearing also apply to changes in the time of hearing

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2 December, 2020

Ensuring that current position is maintained after Brexit in relation to access to benefits and housing for family members of EEA Citizens granted limited leave to enter UK under EUSS family permit

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1 December, 2020

Ministry of Justice consults on limiting extent to which unsuccessful litigants can apply for permission to appeal from Upper Tribunal to Court of Appeal

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