What's new: Scottish child payment, child winter heating assistance and latest changes to tax credits due to coronavirus.
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we provide a brief update on the habitual residence test and the benefit cap, and consider in detail three further topics which emerged over the past month.
NEW online training, changes due to coronavirus, claiming benefits in the summer vacation, and more
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we look at the top three topics that have been recorded in the Early Warning System (EWS) throughout October 2020. Although issues that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government measures taken in response to it still feature in the Early Warning System, we are now seeing a resurgence of long-standing concerns about the universal credit system.
Student handbook new edition, online training, disabled students and universal credit, and more
What's new with tax credits and free school meals, the latest on when to apply for the new Scottish Child Payment, and whatever happened to Child Trust Funds?
NEW student elearning, coronavirus and student support, claiming benefits when a course ends, and more
Tax credit and Scottish benefit changes due to coronavirus, school age payment
Social Insecurity: how the outbreak is affecting your cases. Summary of queries received by the Early Warning System during the covid-19 pandemic. Topics covered include universal credit whilst on furlough, awaiting self-employment grant or facing the habitual residence test, plus problems claiming new-style ESA and more.
Summary of universal credit mandatory reconsideration problems coming into the EWS and an invitation to complete an MR survey.