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23 April, 2015

Claim for jobseeker's allowance made six weeks after employment ended was made without 'undue delay' for purposes of retaining worker status

CH/3194/2014
[2015] UKUT 121 (AAC)

23 April, 2015

Removing entitlement to winter fuel payments for those living in European countries with warmer climates

New regulations issued in Northern Ireland

22 April, 2015

Problems with benefits remain the largest driver of foodbank use, says the Trussell Trust

New figures also highlight that more than one million food parcels were provided in the last year, an increase of 19 per cent

22 April, 2015

Guidance on Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme funding to local authorities in 2015/2016

New HB guidance

22 April, 2015

Tribunal's failure to consider whether claimant's daughter's apprenticeship constituted 'Foundation Learning'

CTC/4192/2014
[2015] UKUT 166 (AAC)

17 April, 2015

Just over 85,000 people have made a claim for universal credit since April 2013

However, new DWP statistics show that, of these, only 52,000 have progressed to start on the benefit

17 April, 2015

Whether mobility problems affecting ability to reach a toilet quickly can be taken into account/need to properly explore a person's ability to 'repeatedly mobilise'

CE/3928/2014
[2015] UKUT 151 (AAC)

17 April, 2015

28,000 benefit cap cases to be revised following benefit uprating

New housing benefit guidance

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25 April, 2015

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25 April, 2015

CPAGUK Child Poverty Action

Derek is running his first marathon at age 60 for children in poverty. Please sponsor him justgiving.com/derek-stainsby/ pic.twitter.com/6AsUQWejPf

24 April, 2015

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24 April, 2015

CitizensAdvice Citizens Advice

We're moving online advice from Adviceguide to citizensadvice.org.uk next week - this is how it will look #CABLive pic.twitter.com/dHwE2xOOj2

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Election 2015

Updated 24 April by Edmund Shepherd

PIP mobility but no ESA

Updated 24 April by Dan Manville

PIP mobility on mental health grounds


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