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Universal credit migration

Universal credit migration

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

279 topics; 2200 replies
Latest topic: mixed age couples and retaining LCW / LCWRA 18 Sep 2019 at 10:18 am by Charles

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1527 topics; 8153 replies
Latest topic: Labour considering plans to scrap Universal Credit 18 Sep 2019 at 04:22 pm by MartinB

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1812 topics; 8237 replies
Latest topic: Leaseholders and UC housing costs managed payments/arrears direct 18 Sep 2019 at 10:10 am by JoW

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

2564 topics; 12842 replies
Latest topic: Benefit Safeguards - policy issues 12 Sep 2019 at 04:18 pm by Owen_Stevens

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

52 topics; 228 replies
Latest topic: Far less UC claimants get a hardship payment than JSA claimants 15 Jul 2019 at 01:23 pm by Daphne

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

71 topics; 290 replies
Latest topic: House of Commons Library briefing on support for family and friends carers looking after children 11 Sep 2019 at 02:28 pm by Ros

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

220 topics; 1283 replies
Latest topic: British spouse of EU worker and habitual residency requirement 16 Sep 2019 at 04:49 pm by Charles

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

1146 topics; 4776 replies
Latest topic: WTC disabled worker element 10 Sep 2019 at 12:49 pm by Mark Willis

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1709 topics; 8750 replies
Latest topic: PIP - OCD and washing and bathing 18 Sep 2019 at 03:36 pm by Andyp5 Citizens Advice Bridport & District

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

396 topics; 1648 replies
Latest topic: Treatment of joint bank account for capital 15 Sep 2019 at 10:08 am by Elliot Kent

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

1062 topics; 4110 replies
Latest topic: Carers Allowance and direct payment income 18 Sep 2019 at 03:47 pm by JAS1

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

957 topics; 5369 replies
Latest topic: DWP making the right noises on Mandatory Reconsiderations 12 Sep 2019 at 02:43 pm by Mike Hughes

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

45 topics; 77 replies
Latest topic: Revised planning definition impacting on Gypsy and Traveller site provision 13 Sep 2019 at 01:36 pm by Stuart

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

529 topics; 1472 replies
Latest topic: Shut that door! 18 Sep 2019 at 03:30 pm by nevip

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

911 topics; 3843 replies
Latest topic: EU Referendum and UK poverty 17 Sep 2019 at 10:01 am by Ros

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