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23 July, 2021

DWP concedes judicial review challenge by couple who lost almost £10,000 on transferring to universal credit

Garden Court North Chambers advises that case may be important for other claimants who were entitled to SDP at date of transfer to universal credit, even if that entitlement was only decided afterwards

23 July, 2021 Open access

Universal credit claimants being notified via their online journal accounts today that the £20 uplift is to end in the autumn

Notifications issued as the JRF warns that removal of the uplift represents the biggest overnight cut to the basic rate of social security since World War II and the foundation of the modern welfare state

23 July, 2021

Minister confirms DWP has no plans to further review its handling of pre-appeal ‘offer’ calls made to PIP claimants in the past

Response to written parliamentary question also advises that an equality impact assessment has not been conducted despite the practice operating for more than 20 years

23 July, 2021

FOI response confirms universal credit system error that led to recoverable overpayments for some claimants affected by bedroom tax is now fixed

DWP adds that staff guidance or training on the issue 'is not held' and is not now needed as 'the correction stops overpayments from happening'

23 July, 2021

Whether tribunal is always obliged to put perceived inconsistencies in evidence to claimant / whether tribunal is always obliged to make specific findings on regulation 4(2A) criteria

CPIP/1495/2020
[2021] UKUT 140 (AAC)

23 July, 2021

DWP responds to Social Security Advisory Committee’s November 2020 report on the Motability scheme

Work and Pensions Minister Justin Tomlinson addresses recommendations made by the Committee in relation to benefit eligibility criteria and reassessment processes

23 July, 2021

DWP confirms funding allocations for local authorities joining the Housing Benefit Award Accuracy Initiative this month

Funding intended to support 'proactive identification of unreported changes and to make sure the right amount of housing benefit is paid to the right person, at the right time'

22 July, 2021

Ministry of Justice launches advice sector survey to inform its work to improve access to early legal support

Feedback sought from frontline advisers, caseworkers and lawyers across England Wales

22 July, 2021

Around 60,000 new PIP claims made in 2020 have yet to be determined

DWP Minister advises that this represents around 1 in 10 new claims for the year, although adds that Department is currently operating 'within expected levels’

22 July, 2021

More than half of ESA and universal credit claimants would prefer their work capability assessment to be carried out over the telephone

However, new DWP research shows that the figure falls to around four in ten for PIP claimants,

22 July, 2021

Joint Committee on Human Rights launches call for evidence on draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021

In particular, Committee seeks views on whether the proposed Order addresses the unjustified discrimination identified in the McLaughlin and Jackson cases

22 July, 2021

Work coaches’ awareness of aims of Personal Support Package and initiatives under it is ‘varied’, says DWP

In addition, new Departmental research reports that staff training for the Health and Work Conversation, an integral part of the PSP, varied from just one hour to two days

22 July, 2021

Claimant who fraudulently obtained refugee status was not entitled to tax credits or housing benefit she obtained relying upon that status

CH/1905/2017

22 July, 2021

Deductions from universal credit to collect court fines in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule sets maximum amounts that can be deducted where a fine or compensation order has been imposed by a court

22 July, 2021

‘Online Procedure Rules’ to be established to govern conduct of specified online proceedings in courts and tribunals

Change in approach outlined in new Judicial Review and Courts Bill needed in response to increased digitisation of court processes

22 July, 2021

Welsh Affairs Committee launches claimant survey as part of inquiry into benefits system in Wales

Committee says that, having issued call for written evidence when inquiry was launched in June 2021, it would now like to hear directly from people with experience of claiming benefits in Wales

21 July, 2021

New Health and Disability Green Paper marks important step to improving how the DWP helps people ‘start, stay and succeed in work’, says Minister

'Shaping Future Support' consultation represents a 'real opportunity' to deliver a more effective system that focuses on issues that disabled people and people with health conditions want to see improved

21 July, 2021

New Judicial Review and Courts Bill will equip judges with the tools to give more tailored solutions in judicial review cases, says Ministry of Justice

Government is delivering on commitment to ensure that the courts are not open to abuse and delay, says Lord Chancellor as Bill introduced in Parliament

21 July, 2021

Government decides not to go ahead with its proposal to extend SSP to those earning less than lower earnings limit

Response to 2019 consultation on reforms maintains that Covid-19 pandemic 'was not the right time' to introduce changes to the rate of SSP or its eligibility criteria