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Housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Gwyneth King considers changes removing entitlement to universal credit (UC) housing costs for some 18–21-year-olds.

PIP – changing an ongoing award

Issue 258 (June 2017)
When can the DWP change an ongoing award of personal independence payment (PIP), including where the award was made by a tribunal? Ed Pybus looks at the rules and some recent caselaw.

ESA – limited capability to claim?

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Employment support allowance (ESA) stops in certain situations, including where the claimant does not have limited capability for work (LCW) or is treated as not having LCW following failure to attend a medical examination without a good reason. Martin Williams takes a closer look.

ESA and WCA – recent and forthcoming changes

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Simon Osborne reviews changes regarding employment and support allowance (ESA) and the work capability assessment (WCA).

PIP – an independent review

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Ed Pybus considers a review of assessments and decision making in personal independence payment (PIP).

Bereavement support payment

Issue 257 (April 2017)
Gwyneth King describes a new benefit for bereavement.

Personal independence payment: ‘as you were’

Issue 257 (April 2017)
Ros White considers the provisions of recent regulations which reverse the effect of two Upper Tribunal decisions on the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment criteria.

ESA and UC: components axed

Issue 257 (April 2017)
The employment and support allowance (ESA) component for work-related activity and the universal credit (UC) element for limited capability for work have been abolished from 3 April 2017. Simon Osborne describes the rules, including who can still be entitled.

The two-child limit

Issue 257 (April 2017)
From 6 April 2017, a two-child limit applies in child tax credit (CTC) and means-tested benefits. Mark Willis and Simon Osborne describe the rules.

Developing effective policy to improve job quality

Issue 156 (Winter 2017)
Job quality is back on the UK policy agenda. Indeed, it is back on the policy agenda of many countries’ governments, as well as international governmental bodies.