Most social security benefits are affected if you are in prison. This factsheet outlines the main issues that come up if you are remanded in custody or if you are serving a prison sentence.
02 October 2019
Are you a housing worker or adviser in Glasgow area? Book on our 1-day training course on 8 October.
Jon Shaw looks at when housing benefit (HB) awards can (and cannot) be suspended and then terminated.
This factsheet covers the rules for young people in further education or on certain training courses claiming means-tested benefits.
22 March 2019
Evidence submitted for the Social Security Committee's inquiry on social security support for housing.
Find out more about the local authority fund for extra help with housing costs.
31 January 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and homeless charity Shelter are supporting a Supreme Court case today on behalf of a lone mother who was treated as intentionally homeless because she didn’t use her non-housing benefits that are intended to cover other living costs to cover the £35 weekly gap between her housing benefit and her rent.
08 August 2018
In the ‘simple’ world of universal credit, monthly assessment periods are the supposedly ‘neat’ way of judging what financial support families should get based on their earnings and circumstances.
06 August 2018
This report identifies a range of problems arising from the rigid system of monthly assessment of both income and circumstances in universal credit, based on cases from CPAG’s Early Warning System, and proposes practical solutions.