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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

322 topics; 2620 replies
Latest topic: Transfer to UC from ESA following trialing work. 18 Feb 2020 at 04:49 pm by Andrew Dutton

Universal credit administration

Universal credit administration

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

1657 topics; 8885 replies
Latest topic: Any issues with delivery of universal credit in job centres or service centres? 18 Feb 2020 at 04:04 pm by Daphne

Housing costs

Housing costs

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

1869 topics; 8493 replies
Latest topic: UC & Rent Periods– Moving to monthly/ 4 weekly rent can have big dangers 17 Feb 2020 at 01:31 pm by Gareth Morgan

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

2612 topics; 13058 replies
Latest topic: nsESA and existing credits claim 18 Feb 2020 at 04:17 pm by EJ

Conditionality and sanctions

Conditionality and sanctions

Universal credit, JSA and ESA conditionality and sanctions issues

56 topics; 240 replies
Latest topic: UC sanction and now sick 14 Jan 2020 at 04:03 pm by JoW

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

80 topics; 313 replies
Latest topic: 17 year old f/t apprentice. Mother gets UC Child Element 17 Feb 2020 at 11:05 am by Charles

Residence issues

Residence issues

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

248 topics; 1433 replies
Latest topic: UC HRT and settled status - magic cure? 13 Feb 2020 at 12:20 pm by Va1der

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

1158 topics; 4819 replies
Latest topic: TC claim terminated due to application for tax-free childcare 18 Feb 2020 at 04:14 pm by allanr

Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Personal independence payment, attendance allowance and other disability benefits

1776 topics; 9039 replies
Latest topic: 70 year old having to go througha PIP review 18 Feb 2020 at 06:11 pm by Oldestrocker

Benefits for older people

Benefits for older people

Pension credit, retirement pension and other benefits for older people

419 topics; 1819 replies
Latest topic: UC to PC - no run on after a death? 17 Feb 2020 at 05:48 pm by Ianb

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

1106 topics; 4287 replies
Latest topic: UC & NHS charges exemption - NHS BSA doesn’t understand UC? 14 Feb 2020 at 12:19 pm by BC Welfare Rights

Decision making and appeals

Decision making and appeals

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

998 topics; 5544 replies
Latest topic: Fraud case out of time for benefit appeal. 18 Feb 2020 at 07:10 pm by Oldestrocker

Equalities and human rights

Equalities and human rights

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

51 topics; 79 replies
Latest topic: Human Rights Watch seeking case studies where automated decision making has affected claimants 10 Feb 2020 at 10:28 am by Daphne

Other areas of social welfare law

Other areas of social welfare law

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

554 topics; 1510 replies
Latest topic: Backdated IBESA awards leading to community care charge refunds 17 Feb 2020 at 02:58 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

Advice sector issues

Advice sector issues

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

943 topics; 4002 replies
Latest topic: EU Referendum and UK poverty 17 Feb 2020 at 12:34 pm by Paul_Treloar_AgeUK

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