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4 January, 2021

DWP issues guidance on the ‘right to reside’ test for means-tested benefits following the end of the transition period for the UK’s exit from the EU

New advice to decision-makers covers rights relating to residence, application deadlines and temporary protection under the EUSS

4 January, 2021

Protecting rights of EEA nationals and their family members who have not yet applied for or been granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme

New DWP guidance confirms that grace period to apply to the Scheme will last until 30 June 2021

4 January, 2021

Protecting rights of EEA frontier workers who have worked in the UK by the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020

New DWP guidance confirms that frontier workers are entitled to access benefits in the same manner as EEA workers who are subject to the Citizens Directive 2004/38

30 December, 2020

Amendment of benefit legislation to give effect to changes to the Convention on Social Security between the UK and Norway

New regulations in force from 1 January 2021

29 December, 2020

Amendment of statutory sick pay legislation in Northern Ireland in relation to those self-isolating because of COVID-19

New statutory rule

24 December, 2020

Amendment of the residency conditions for carer’s allowance supplement and the young carer grant

New regulations issued in Scotland

23 December, 2020 Open access

Amendment of statutory sick pay legislation in relation to those self-isolating because of COVID-19

New statutory instrument

23 December, 2020 Open access

Eligibility criteria widened for the Social Care Staff Support Fund in Scotland

New statutory instrument

23 December, 2020 Open access

DWP confirms that people who live in areas where shielding is reintroduced are able to claim SSP

Department advises that shielding letters being sent by doctors or the government can be used as proof of entitlement

23 December, 2020

Independent food banks across the UK record a 110 per cent increase in emergency food parcels distributed through 2020

Government urged to look beyond emergency responses to the systemic problem of poverty and make changes that will mean everyone is able to afford to buy food

22 December, 2020 Open access

35,000 households are likely to have their benefit capped this month as their grace period for exemption comes to an end

Child Poverty Action Group urges government to scrap the cap, pointing out that doing so would cost less than the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

22 December, 2020

Revocation of legislation giving effect to agreements on citizens’ rights between the UK and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland following the UK’s exit from the EU

New regulations issued in Northern Ireland

22 December, 2020

Amendments to secondary and primary legislation in consequence of the repeal of free movement law at the end of the transition period for leaving the EU

DWP issues new guidance to decision-makers

22 December, 2020

Scottish Government launches consultation on draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment

Purpose of consultation is to identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences

21 December, 2020 Open access

DWP breaches Civil Service Commission’s rules for Work Coach recruitment

'System error' resulted in applicants that did not score highly enough to progress to an interview subsequently being made a job offer

21 December, 2020

Restricting new claims for housing benefit from claimants relying on the SDP Gateway

New DWP guidance confirms that removal of Gateway from 27 January 2021 will mean SDP claimant group will have to claim universal credit instead of legacy benefits

21 December, 2020

Chair of Work and Pensions Committee expresses concern that significant number of people calling Debt Management are still unable to get through despite DWP action to improve service

Letter to Permanent Secretary questions whether other call answering services within the Department are also not meeting their performance targets