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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

94 topics; 544 replies
Latest topic: child benefits 10 Jul 2020 at 04:14 pm by DebbieS

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

74 topics; 667 replies
Latest topic: Online PIP2 9 Jul 2020 at 04:25 pm by Rosie W

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

30 topics; 136 replies
Latest topic: SEISS and ESA new style 22 Jun 2020 at 10:24 am by SarahBatty

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

68 topics; 194 replies
Latest topic: Workers facing income tax bill for coronavirus tests paid for by employer 10 Jul 2020 at 03:37 pm by Ros

Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

363 topics; 2915 replies
Latest topic: Claimants already getting SDP 10 Jul 2020 at 05:54 pm by bristol_1

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1753 topics; 9323 replies
Latest topic: Capital and assesment periods 10 Jul 2020 at 05:58 pm by roecab

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1937 topics; 8782 replies
Latest topic: HC not verified through the LL portal 10 Jul 2020 at 11:23 am by seand

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

2646 topics; 13185 replies
Latest topic: Top up of carers allowance due to overlapping benefits still lose sdp 10 Jul 2020 at 10:59 pm by Jon (CHDCA)

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

57 topics; 243 replies
Latest topic: PLP benefit sanctions project 5 Jun 2020 at 03:54 pm by Ros

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

89 topics; 326 replies
Latest topic: Entitlement of a refugee with pre-flight child to a Sure Start Maternity Grant 8 Jul 2020 at 05:35 pm by Martin Williams

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

271 topics; 1521 replies
Latest topic: Ex-pats entitlement to sickness benefits 6 Jul 2020 at 01:50 pm by Chrissum

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

1172 topics; 4863 replies
Latest topic: tax credit third party consent 29 Jun 2020 at 02:16 pm by JAS1

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1826 topics; 9263 replies
Latest topic: PIP Mobility over pension age 9 Jul 2020 at 03:37 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

436 topics; 1908 replies
Latest topic: State Pension potential backdate/compensation 23 Jun 2020 at 09:24 am by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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

1132 topics; 4370 replies
Latest topic: Checking help needed 9 Jul 2020 at 01:05 pm by Judy Scott

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

1016 topics; 5648 replies
Latest topic: Expenses and audio visual appeals 3 Jul 2020 at 05:59 pm by Stainsby

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

59 topics; 93 replies
Latest topic: EHRC launches review of Home Office actions affecting Windrush generation 12 Jun 2020 at 12:21 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

572 topics; 1542 replies
Latest topic: Important win for homeless families in Lambeth 26 Jun 2020 at 02:22 pm by shawn mach

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

955 topics; 4063 replies
Latest topic: Escalation Lists? 7 Jul 2020 at 03:34 pm by ResSusLBH

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

13 topics; 258 replies
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