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Welfare rights news

1 December, 1998

Disability Benefits Consultation Paper

A briefing paper by Lorna Reith of Disability Alliance

25 November, 1998

Social Fund - Recovery of Overpayments

New legislation

20 November, 1998

Consultation document launched on benefits for widows and widowers

Alistair Darling announces new plans

17 November, 1998

Further BIP exemptions announced

from 16th November 1998

12 November, 1998

Widows Benefit and overlapping provisions

by Brian Kennedy from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

11 November, 1998

After Mallinson

A summary by Paddy Cullen of Hertfordshire Money Advice Unit

6 November, 1998

A critical review of the Government’s plans for disability benefit reform

By Duleep Allirajah from Action for Blind People

2 November, 1998

Welfare Reform Proposals

'A new contract for welfare'

29 October, 1998

Alistair Darling announces the next stage of welfare reform

including the uprating statement

27 October, 1998

November Increase

An extra £2.50 for children under 11

27 October, 1998

Action for Blind People Site Update

Information on the Disability Discrimination Act

14 October, 1998

Winter Fuel Payments

Extra Help for Pensioners

5 October, 1998

Linking Incapacity - New Rules from 5th October 1998

'Welfare to Work Beneficiaries'

28 September, 1998

BIP Figures at the end of July 1998

Latest figures for Benefits Integrity Project

28 September, 1998

BIP Exemptions Extended

New disabling conditions added

23 September, 1998

The meaning of ‘on arrival’

Relevant Commissioners decisions

23 September, 1998

Family Credit - ‘husband can’t claim’

Challenging the decision

23 September, 1998

Exceptional Leave

Wrong decisions continue