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Pension credit: amounts for children

Issue 266 (October 2018)
From next February, amounts for children can be included in pension credit where relevant rules are satisfied, as described here by Simon Osborne.

Universal credit and free school meals

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Mark Willis reviews how universal credit (UC) can give entitlement to free school meals.

Editorial: Poverty 161

Poverty 161 (Winter 2018)
What would it take to reverse child poverty increases in the next Budget?

Getting poverty statistics right

Poverty 161 (Winter 2018)
Poverty statistics are important. They help us know where progress is being made – or lost – and hold politicians to account.

Bereavement and children: unequal no more?

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Carla Clarke looks at a recent Supreme Court decision regarding bereavement benefits and the children of unmarried parents.

PIP guidance round-up

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Ed Pybus summarises recent official guidance concerning personal independence payment (PIP) in the light of recent caselaw and DWP announcements about PIP reviews for severe health conditions.

UC and disability

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Simon Osborne reviews some of the main features of universal credit (UC) for claimants with a disability.

Tax credits: claim while you can

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Time is running out for tax credits. Mark Willis explains.

Tribunals and PIP transfer errors

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Ed Pybus looks at recent caselaw on how tribunals should treat disability living allowance (DLA) evidence on transfer to personal independence allowance (PIP).

UC: value for money?

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Barbara Donegan describes an independent report which raises some fundamental questions about the operation of universal credit (UC).