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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

119 topics; 692 replies
Latest topic: Extensions of MIF start-up periods 26 Nov 2020 at 10:14 pm by Charles

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

89 topics; 781 replies
Latest topic: All WCAs suspended - not even doing telephone assessments? 27 Nov 2020 at 03:02 pm by Mkfiftyeight

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

34 topics; 144 replies
Latest topic: Permission granted for judicial review of SEISS impact on women on maternity leave 9 Nov 2020 at 11:53 am by Daphne

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

84 topics; 287 replies
Latest topic: HMCTS DATA Breach 1 Dec 2020 at 01:35 pm by Mike Hughes

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

390 topics; 3077 replies
Latest topic: SDP transitional payments to convert to transitional elements on 8 October 2020 2 Dec 2020 at 10:07 am by Owen_Stevens

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1822 topics; 9667 replies
Latest topic: UC claims and Post Office Accounts 1 Dec 2020 at 10:57 am by BC Welfare Rights

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1992 topics; 9009 replies
Latest topic: LHA freeze 1 Dec 2020 at 08:08 pm by Ianb

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

2694 topics; 13448 replies
Latest topic: ESA and Capital Rules 30 Nov 2020 at 09:37 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

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

290 topics; 1601 replies
Latest topic: Which status trumps? 20 Nov 2020 at 11:53 am by AlexJ

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

1182 topics; 4891 replies
Latest topic: Gift Aid donations; can it be carried back in TC? 25 Oct 2020 at 11:49 pm by Charles

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1867 topics; 9441 replies
Latest topic: Recording of telephone appeal hearing 30 Nov 2020 at 05:04 pm by WROtyne

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

452 topics; 1966 replies
Latest topic: Mixed couple moving onto Pension Credit or not? 30 Nov 2020 at 12:52 pm by Zeyneb Duman

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

1157 topics; 4462 replies
Latest topic: Has Vivaldi Gone? 23 Nov 2020 at 05:42 pm by Owen_Stevens

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1064 topics; 5909 replies
Latest topic: Overpayment Appeal 1 Dec 2020 at 03:49 pm by neilbateman

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 ....

592 topics; 1553 replies
Latest topic: JR challenge to care charging policy 1 Dec 2020 at 01:59 pm by Daphne

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

982 topics; 4146 replies
Latest topic: Legal Aid: Civil news and updates 1 Dec 2020 at 06:02 pm by shawn mach

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

21 topics; 358 replies
Latest topic: How might the football have turned out? 26 Nov 2020 at 09:09 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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