Post Office card accounts, free childcare, free school meals, Scottish child payment bridging payments and more.
This month, we have heard a lot about conditionality: Work-related requirements are being imposed on workers, parents, people with ill health (including those who are terminally ill), and people who are recently bereaved; and claimants who take part-time courses are seeing their universal credit at risk, despite trying to improve their job prospects.
The Early Warning System collects evidence from advisers about how welfare reform is affecting their clients. We use this data for campaigns, in discussions with DWP, and to produce advice resources.
Students and benefits online training, student handbook new edition, homeless students and more
Online student handbook update, claiming benefits in the summer vacation, resits and more
£500 tax credtis coronavirus payment, furlough and working tax credit, free childcare for 2 year olds and caselaw on claims
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we look at the top issues emerging over the past three months, and provide an update on assessment periods.
Best Start school age payment, Best Start foods increase, pandemic payments and tax credit renewals
New online training dates, claiming benefits when a course ends, and more
Latest changes affecting EEA nationals and refugees