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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.

18 September, 2020

Four in ten universal credit awards had a deduction applied in May 2020

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18 September, 2020 Open access

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber confirms that it is still not possible to hold face-to-face hearings in Northern Ireland

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18 September, 2020

DWP issues guidance on how it will identify PIP claimants affected by the Supreme Court’s judgment in MM

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18 September, 2020 Open access

Claims worth more than £5 billion made for second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant

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18 September, 2020 Open access

FCA issues finalised additional guidance to firms on provision of tailored support to mortgage borrowers affected by coronavirus after 31 October 2020

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18 September, 2020 Open access

Government confirms that people can apply for NHS Test and Trace self-isolation payment if claim for qualifying benefit has been approved, and it is no later than two weeks after self-isolation period ends

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17 September, 2020

DWP announces that SDP transitional payments in universal credit will convert to transitional elements on 8 October 2020

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17 September, 2020 Open access

More than £500 million to be given to care providers to reduce COVID-19 transmission and help protect staff and residents

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17 September, 2020 Open access

Without more tailored and personalised support for the post-COVID-19 universal credit claimant cohort, the social security system risks exacerbating existing inequalities and creating new ones, researchers warn

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17 September, 2020

DWP confirms use of ‘additional support’ markers to identify PIP claimants who may not be able to engage effectively with claims process

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17 September, 2020 Open access

Government confirms first allocations from £266m funding made available to continue supporting vulnerable people housed during the pandemic

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17 September, 2020 Open access

DWP confirms that it is working on a digital method of examining ID documents for National Insurance number applications

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17 September, 2020 Open access

Northern Ireland Housing Executive highlights reduction in homelessness presentations and acceptances as a direct result of COVID-19

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16 September, 2020

DWP confirms new administrative exercise will be launched to identify PIP claimants affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling on PIP activity 9 and social support in SSWP v MM

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16 September, 2020

Guidance on safeguarding claimants with appointees under the Scottish social security system to be placed on statutory footing

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16 September, 2020

Consequential amendments to social security legislation to provide for treatment of certain benefits introduced under Social Security Scotland Act 2018

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16 September, 2020

MPs condemn government’s failure to meet target for removing flammable cladding from high-rise blocks

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