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Housing benefit overpayments – who is liable?

Issue 193 (August 2006)
Simon Osborne describes the bizarrely complex rules regarding from whom a housing benefit overpayment is recoverable, and when appeals can be made.

Thinking is a function of the body

Issue 193 (August 2006)
A recent commissioner's decision has accepted that 'thinking' is a bodily function for the purposes of disability living allowance. Stewart Wright considers the decision and the case law which preceded it.

Right to reside – new rules

Issue 192 (June 2006)
Pamela Fitzpatrick describes new regulations affecting the habitual residence test and in particular the right-to-reside element of the test.

MPs' verdict on incapacity benefit reform

Issue 192 (June 2006)
David Simmons outlines the findings of the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into the Government's proposed reform of incapacity benefits.

Benefit and befuddlement

Issue 192 (June 2006)
Edward Graham describes the report of MPs on complexity in social security.

Exporting AA, CA and DLA to other EEA member states

Issue 191 (April 2006)
Pamela Fitzpatrick describes provisions on exporting certain benefits relating to disability within the EEA.

Child benefit and qualifying young persons

Issue 191 (April 2006)
Simon Osborne outlines new rules extending benefit entitlement for families that include a young person.

Overpayments and recovery – Secretary of State waiver

Issue 190 (February 2006)
Sarah Clarke describes DWP guidance on when recovery of a benefit overpayment might be waived.

New rights of residence for EU nationals

Issue 190 (February 2006)
Pamela Fitzpatrick gives an overview of the new EC Residence Directive. A more detailed analysis of this Directive will follow in the next edition of the Welfare Rights Bulletin.

Obituary of Harriett C Wilson

Issue 113 (Autumn 2002)
Dr Harriett C Wilson, the founder of CPAG, died on 14 July 2002 at the age of 85 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for many years. She organised the meeting to campaign against family poverty and set up a pressure group, on 5 March 1965, from which it grew.