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Description: DWP’s Targeted Case Review
The DWP will, as part of its anti-fraud plan, carry out a large-scale review of universal credit cases. Owen Stevens examines the Targeted Case Review.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 298 (February 2024)
Description: Ever increasing: conditionality and sanctions
Will Hadwen looks at planned changes to conditionality and sanctions in the universal credit (UC) system.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 298 (February 2024)
Description: Extra! Extra! Transitional SDP element additions
Henri Krishna looks at new rules regarding the universal credit (UC) transitional SDP element.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 298 (February 2024)
Description: PIP and diagnosis
Can someone successfully claim personal independence payment (PIP) without a diagnosis? Carri Swann looks at recent caselaw and answers some frequently asked questions.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 298 (February 2024)
Description: Refugees, UC and the DWP
CPAG continues to receive reports of problems facing claimants granted immigration leave further to an asylum claim when they claim universal credit. While there has been some recent change, these reports largely reflect long-standing misunderstandings by DWP staff. Jessica Strode sets out some questions and answers.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 298 (February 2024)
Description: A guide to dignity?
Martin Williams considers the DWP’s operational guidance concerning making awards of universal credit to those with pre-settled status but without a qualifying right to reside.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 297 (December 2023)
Description: 'Backdating' and managed migration to UC
Simon Osborne considers to what extent the rules on ‘backdating’ universal credit (UC) can apply to the process of managed migration to UC.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 297 (December 2023)
Description: New carer support payment launches in Scotland
A new benefit, called carer support payment, launched in parts of Scotland on 20 November 2023. This benefit replaces carer’s allowance in Scotland. Many of the rules are the same as carer’s allowance, but there are some differences. The new benefit will be rolled out gradually. Angela Toal explains.
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 297 (December 2023)
Description: The transitional element in practice
Owen Stevens examines information provided by DWP in response to concerns expressed by advice organisations about the approach being taken to the calculation of the transitional element for claimants managed migrated to universal credit (UC).
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 297 (December 2023)
Description: Managing with migration to UC?
Mark Willis examines official research and analysis on managed migration to universal credit (UC).
Welfare Rights Bulletin, Issue 296 (October 2023)
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