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24 April, 2019

1.9 million people will lose at least £1,000 per year under universal credit, says IFS

New research also highlights disproportionate effect on 'persistently poor', with some disabled people losing up to £2,230 per year once transitional protection expires

23 April, 2019

Evidence sought of human rights impacts of introduction of digital technologies in social protection systems

United Nations Special Rapporteur invites submissions by 17 May 2019

23 April, 2019

Only 21 per cent of claimants who were in receipt of support for mortgage interest as a benefit have taken up offer of replacement loan

New DWP statistics for year since introduction of loans in April 2018

23 April, 2019

Appeal did not lapse following DWP's reversal of 'negative determination' that claimant failed to attend medical examination without good reason

CPIP/2464/2018
[2019] UKUT 103 (AAC)

17 April, 2019

Work and Pensions Committee seeks explanation of ‘excessively long delay’ in publishing universal credit research

Letter to Work and Pensions Secretary and Chancellor says it would be ‘deeply irresponsible’ not to give Parliament the best possible information to inform universal credit decisions to come

17 April, 2019

DWP forecasts that administrative cost of reviewing and correcting ESA underpayments will be £40 million

Letter to Work and Pensions Committee also confirms that 400 new staff have been recruited to work on underpayment exercise in addition to 800 deployed from other posts

17 April, 2019

DWP sets out support with benefits and housing available to prisoners before and on release

Written answer to parliament confirms that Prison Work Coaches engage with prisoners to identify housing issues and set up claims for universal credit two to three weeks before release

17 April, 2019

More than 375,000 claimants given indefinite PIP award between April 2013 and January 2019

Written answer to parliament from Minister for Disabled People

17 April, 2019

Whether evidence supporting right to reside as primary carer of self-sufficient Chen child amounts to a maintenance undertaking sufficient to prevent exclusion from housing benefit

CH/1746/2018
[2019] UKUT 96 (AAC)

17 April, 2019

Effect of coordination rules under Regulation 1408/71 on sickness benefits when claimant starts work in new Member State

CDLA/2438/2014
[2019] UKUT 84 (AAC)

17 April, 2019

Whether UK is competent State for paying carer’s allowance under Regulation 1408/71 if claimed when claimant and disabled person resident in another EU Member State

CG/1810/2011
[2019] UKUT 83 (AAC)

16 April, 2019

Court of Appeal holds that two-child limit is not incompatible with rights under Articles 8, 12 or 14 of European Convention on Human Rights

[2019] EWCA Civ 615

16 April, 2019

Income-related benefits for those granted limited leave to enter or remain under EU Settlement Scheme

New statutory instrument and statutory rule

16 April, 2019

Child benefit and child tax credit for those granted limited leave to enter or remain under EU Settlement Scheme

New statutory instrument

16 April, 2019

Where a young person is studying at a 'Yeshiva', it qualifies as a school or college and does not need to be separately approved

CTC/1443/2018
[2019] UKUT 94 (AAC)

16 April, 2019

EU Member State of residence is the competent State for purposes of new claim for DLA care component

CDLA/2590/2013
[2019] UKUT 86 (AAC)

16 April, 2019

Secretary of State’s concession that a claimant retains entitlement to exported sickness benefit after changing habitual residence to another Member State

CDLA/2168/2014
[2019] UKUT 85 (AAC)

16 April, 2019

Whether UK is competent State for paying carer’s allowance claimed when claimant and disabled person resident in another EU Member State

CG/3395/2016
[2019] UKUT 87 (AAC)

15 April, 2019

Reforms to state pension age could exacerbate social inequalities

International Longevity Centre UK highlights that extending working lives agenda will not be effective if it leads to more years drawing other benefits