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29 April, 2016

Descriptor 4e addresses the ability to get out of an 'unadapted' bath or shower / consideration of whether 'or' is disjunctive

[2016] UKUT 190 (AAC)

28 April, 2016

Care needs of a ‘normal’ child rather than ‘some’ children must be considered when assessing the ‘substantially in excess of normal requirements’ test

[2016] UKUT 169 (AAC)

28 April, 2016

Action to take where a First-tier Tribunal has made inconsistent decisions about capital in respect of income support and housing benefit but only the housing benefit decision is appealed

[2016] UKUT 161 (AAC)

27 April, 2016

Benefit sanctions and delays among the most common causes for people falling into destitution

New report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds that 1.25 million people in the UK are destitute including over 300,000 children

27 April, 2016

Scope of ‘welfare cap’ may create incentive to keep claimants on JSA, says National Audit Office

New report also highlights that interactions between benefits are not dealt with systematically

26 April, 2016

Scottish Welfare Fund awards totalled £24.5 million from April to December 2015

New figures also show around 11,000 community care grants and 24,000 crisis grants were awarded between October and December 2015

26 April, 2016

Computer interface does not break the chain of causation for overpayments

[2016] UKUT 162 (AAC)

25 April, 2016

Universal credit risk indicators published four years after original Freedom of Information requests

DWP documents raise warnings over a lack of resources, high costs and security concerns connected to the early roll-out of universal credit

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Benefit sanctions handed out to thousands of people ‘unlawful’ independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

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