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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

123 topics; 704 replies
Latest topic: EEA ,domestic abuse and UC 15 Jan 2021 at 04:51 pm by Elliot Kent

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

90 topics; 801 replies
Latest topic: Online PIP2 13 Jan 2021 at 07:21 pm by Jon Shaw

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

35 topics; 146 replies
Latest topic: State Retirement Pension and Furlough 12 Jan 2021 at 12:52 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

89 topics; 301 replies
Latest topic: Advice sector funding 15 Jan 2021 at 10:02 am by shawn mach

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

398 topics; 3121 replies
Latest topic: carer element, mixed age couples 18 Jan 2021 at 02:09 pm by Pete at CAB

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1841 topics; 9771 replies
Latest topic: mixed age couples - entitlement to LCWRA 18 Jan 2021 at 03:59 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

2001 topics; 9040 replies
Latest topic: Housing Benefit - Staffing costs 18 Jan 2021 at 08:53 pm by HB Anorak

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

2707 topics; 13496 replies
Latest topic: ESA and Permitted Work as a Personal Assistant 15 Jan 2021 at 01:52 pm by Philip J

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

60 topics; 256 replies
Latest topic: would a sanction apply 5 Nov 2020 at 03:31 pm by BC Welfare Rights

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

100 topics; 346 replies
Latest topic: Twins and Universal Credit 6 Jan 2021 at 04:29 pm by Daphne

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

297 topics; 1633 replies
Latest topic: Initial Right to Reside 15 Jan 2021 at 05:04 pm by MartinB

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

1187 topics; 4914 replies
Latest topic: Tax credit award/review notices TC602(A) 14 Jan 2021 at 04:59 pm by Charles

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1882 topics; 9502 replies
Latest topic: Personal Independence payment eligibility when the claimant is in receipt of carers allowance 18 Jan 2021 at 02:55 pm by Ianb

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

453 topics; 1981 replies
Latest topic: Pension Credit and mixed aged rules 10 Dec 2020 at 01:31 pm by roecab

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

1161 topics; 4482 replies
Latest topic: Purchasing an annuity while on means-tested benefits 18 Jan 2021 at 03:52 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1080 topics; 5978 replies
Latest topic: Upper Tribunal Written Submission 18 Jan 2021 at 10:53 am by Adam BCFU

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

59 topics; 95 replies
Latest topic: EHRC launches review of Home Office actions affecting Windrush generation 25 Nov 2020 at 11:29 am by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

597 topics; 1558 replies
Latest topic: Dutch government faces collapse over child benefits scandal 15 Jan 2021 at 04:38 pm by shawn mach

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

988 topics; 4161 replies
Latest topic: Costings 13 Jan 2021 at 04:05 pm by Kizza

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

22 topics; 361 replies
Latest topic: Missing Vivaldi? 15 Jan 2021 at 04:14 pm by BC Welfare Rights

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