Recent news archive
Check back on news items and training updates you missed first time around.
New £500 self isolation payments; ESA appeals before mandatory reconsideration; Identifying PIP claimants who need social support; End of lockdown Working Tax Credit payments; Changes to Severe Disability Premium payments; Here come the JETS
Trial payments for self isolation; New UC law affects students with disabiltiies; Access to Work scheme extended for COVID-19; Government chooice of SSAC chair questioned by Work & Pensions Committee; Rapid review of post-lockdown social security changes
Amendments finally made to DWP's safeguarding policy; Returning to the new normal; PIP & WCA contracts extended; DWP to cover berearvement costs for co-habiting couples; Requirement for mandatory reconsideration is unlawful; The last word on appeal?
Return to conditionality as jobcentres reopen; Changes ahead on UC treatment of earnings; Changes to SSP rules on shielding; Legacy benefits run-on from 22/7; Appeals down but success rates up; UC auto reclaim regulations
Widespread calls to remove benefit cap; Smoothing the rough edges of COVID-19 response; SSP for self isolators; Tax credits regulations amended; No recourse to public funds; Pre-appeal PIP awards under pressure
More COVID-19 benefits changes; Extension of Help to Claim; New Shadow Work & Pensions team; Don't Call Them, They'll Call You; Benefits Question Time webinar
How COVID-19 is affecting the benefits system - including webinar on Universal Credit & the coronavirus; Statutory Sick Pay / ESA; disabiltiy benefits; tribunal decisions; furloughed employees; self-employed; Local Housing Allowance; Working Tax Credits
Abject failure of DWP over claimant deaths; Self isolation for benefits claimants; Poorest become poorer; UC run-on for claimants approaching State Pension age; Surplus earnings threshold; End of free movement; 2019/20 W&P Select Committee new members
Cohabitees right to bereavement support; Losing UC on a leap year; What's mine is yours: cohabitees and UC; Stephen Timms is new Select Committee chair; Lucky for some: 13 managed migrations; New UC tickbox on prescriptions
Over 75% PIP & ESA appeals are sucessful; More legal powers for ministers?; LHAs set to rise in April; Manage Your Appeal online
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