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COVID-19: Welfare benefit rules and entitlements

COVID-19: Welfare benefit rules and entitlements

Welfare benefit discussion and casework support related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

104 topics; 603 replies
Latest topic: Benefits and Pension 28 Sep 2020 at 05:43 pm by Jon (CHDCA)

COVID-19: Benefit claims and administration

COVID-19: Benefit claims and administration

Impact of the coronavirus outbreak on benefit claims and administration, and the operation of tribunals dealing with benefit appeals

84 topics; 726 replies
Latest topic: Work Capability Assessments during covid-19 29 Sep 2020 at 12:54 pm by dizzymare

COVID-19: Employment schemes

COVID-19: Employment schemes

Discussion in relation to furloughed workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

32 topics; 142 replies
Latest topic: Employer incentives. 25 Sep 2020 at 06:09 pm by Gareth Morgan

COVID-19: Other issues

COVID-19: Other issues

Other issues related to the coronavirue outbreak, including other areas of law and access to justice issues

80 topics; 259 replies
Latest topic: Test & Trace Support Payment versus Self-isolation in High Risk Areas Support 28 Sep 2020 at 01:36 pm by Stuart

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

Issues relating to the transition to universal credit full service, and natural and managed migration

379 topics; 3002 replies
Latest topic: SDP Gateway 28 Sep 2020 at 03:10 pm by VRW

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

Administrative issues relating to universal credit, for example claims, payments, deductions and overpayments

1787 topics; 9497 replies
Latest topic: New consent issues? 29 Sep 2020 at 06:01 pm by Mike Hughes

Housing costs

Housing costs

Housing benefit, and housing costs under universal credit, pension credit and legacy benefits

1970 topics; 8938 replies
Latest topic: HB stopped by DWP? 28 Sep 2020 at 05:48 pm by Stainsby

Work capability issues and ESA

Work capability issues and ESA

Limited capability for work (LCW) and for work-related activity (LCWRA) under universal credit, and issues relating to ESA

2679 topics; 13360 replies
Latest topic: WCA - delays and lost / late UC50 - file closed by CHDA 29 Sep 2020 at 12:13 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

59 topics; 254 replies
Latest topic: UC and Student in None-Advanced Education 24 Sep 2020 at 02:58 pm by Charles

Children and childcare

Children and childcare

Children and childcare issues, including under universal credit, tax credits and pension credit, plus child benefit and guardian’s allowance

93 topics; 332 replies
Latest topic: Child Responsibility Element and qualifying young person 29 Sep 2020 at 11:53 am by CA Adviser

Residence issues

Residence issues

Right to reside, habitual residence, EU law and immigration status

278 topics; 1557 replies
Latest topic: GPOW and impactr of Covid19 on conditionality 25 Sep 2020 at 05:22 pm by bristol_1

Income support, JSA and tax credits

Income support, JSA and tax credits

Legacy benefit issues in relation to income support, JSA, working tax credit and child tax credit

1180 topics; 4880 replies
Latest topic: TC claim terminated due to application for tax-free childcare 7 Sep 2020 at 03:38 pm by Daphne

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1853 topics; 9367 replies
Latest topic: 90 days extension for returning PIP forms 29 Sep 2020 at 09:29 pm by CaroleL

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

443 topics; 1935 replies
Latest topic: State Pension potential backdate/compensation 22 Sep 2020 at 12:31 pm by From the other side

Other benefit issues

Other benefit issues

Issues relating to other benefits, for example bereavement benefits, carer's allowance/supplement, statutory payments and the social fund

1145 topics; 4416 replies
Latest topic: New claims for CTC 24 Sep 2020 at 12:02 pm by Jon (CHDCA)

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

DWP, local authority and HMRC decision-making, and the mandatory reconsideration and appeal processes

1043 topics; 5788 replies
Latest topic: PIP Appeal 29 Sep 2020 at 01:22 pm by wbamic

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

Equalities, discrimination and human rights issues, delivered in partnership with the EHRC

59 topics; 94 replies
Latest topic: Bill allowing mixed sex couples to enter a civil partnership introduced to Scottish Parliament 29 Jul 2020 at 03:21 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

Debt, employment, housing, community care and more ....

583 topics; 1547 replies
Latest topic: Right to work 22 Sep 2020 at 01:59 pm by roecab

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

Issues affecting the wider advice sector, including funding, legal aid, and policy & practice

966 topics; 4099 replies
Latest topic: Escalation Lists? 28 Sep 2020 at 01:56 pm by Daphne

The Social

The Social

New forum, initially launched in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, designed to support advisers including the many who are now working at home or apart from colleagues

18 topics; 296 replies
Latest topic: In Memoriam 28 Sep 2020 at 09:46 am by shawn mach

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