Welfare rights

16 August, 2018

Treatment of arrears of benefit paid as a result of an error of law

New statutory instrument

16 August, 2018

Introduction of the new carer’s allowance supplement in Scotland

New statutory instrument

15 August, 2018

SSAC publishes further clarification from DWP and HMRC about managed migration of tax credit claimants to universal credit

Information provided around identification of claimants with complex needs, deprivation of capital and transitional protection for claimants who are appealing a disability benefit decision

14 August, 2018

71 per cent of universal credit sanction decisions relate to failing to attend or participate in a work-focused interview

New DWP statistics also show that 18 per cent of universal credit sanctions lasted 14 weeks or more

14 August, 2018

Number of universal credit claimants hits one million for the first time

New DWP statistics

9 August, 2018

Government announces that all supported housing funding is to be kept within the welfare benefit system

Protection of the most vulnerable has always been our primary concern, says Housing Minister

8 August, 2018

Senior President of Tribunals announces first online social security appeal hearings will be trialled in Autumn 2018

Sir Ernest Ryder says that digital evidence sharing with the DWP will also be piloted

8 August, 2018

A claimant who fails to attend an interview because they are unaware of a notification letter must have good reason for not attending

CUC/1067/2018
[2018] UKUT 227 (AAC)

7 August, 2018

DWP launches consultation on the content of Work and Health Programme statistics

First release, due in late Autumn 2018, will include information about the number of Programme 'referrals' and 'starts'

7 August, 2018

Consultation launched on the investigation of social security offences in Scotland

Scottish Government seeks views on a draft Code of Practice and the terms of new regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

7 August, 2018

Rule 24 requirement for decision makers to provide the First-tier Tribunal with ‘relevant’ documents

CF/3107/2016
[2018] UKUT 226 (AAC)

7 August, 2018

Evidence used to value a share in jointly owned property must be read 'fairly as a whole' when assessing its reliability

CH/190/2018
[2018] UKUT 225 (AAC)

6 August, 2018

Rigid universal credit monthly assessment system is leading to ‘arbitrary’ losses for claimants

New report from CPAG highlights that some claimants are losing hundreds of pounds a year purely because of when their paydays and assessment periods fall

3 August, 2018

Committee calls for evidence on childcare costs under the universal credit system

Next strand of Work and Pensions Committee inquiry seeks to establish what needs to be done to get the IT and final design of universal credit right for childcare support

3 August, 2018

Work and Pensions Committee relaunches benefit cap inquiry

Written submissions need to reach the Committee by 10 September 2018

3 August, 2018

Evidence requirements to prove a private conversation took place between a presenting officer and judge / none disclosue of facts on a new claim and onus of proof

CH/251/2017
[2018] UKUT 221 (AAC)

3 August, 2018

Tribunal in error for failing to join second party to appeal on competing claims for child benefit

CF/1363/2017
[2018] UKUT 223 (AAC)