Legal

[FULLY BOOKED] Appeals to the Upper Tribunal, 21 & 22 June 2022 ONLINE

21st June 2022 to 22nd June 2022
Online
This course is essential for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. The main aim of the course is to give you an...

Appeals to the Upper Tribunal, 8 & 9 March 2023 ONLINE

8th March 2023 to 9th March 2023
Online
This course is essential for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. The main aim of the course is to give you an...

Appeals to the Upper Tribunal, 22 & 23 November 2022 ONLINE

22nd November 2022 to 23rd November 2022
Online
This course is essential for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. The main aim of the course is to give you an...

Understanding social security law and finding it online, 4 & 5 October 2022 ONLINE

4th October 2022 to 5th October 2022
Online
Entitlement to social security is determined by whether or not a claimant meets the legal rules relevant to the benefit in question. Similarly, the processes that must be followed. The...

Understanding social security law and finding it online, 24 & 25 May 2022 ONLINE

24th May 2022 to 25th May 2022
Online
Entitlement to social security is determined by whether or not a claimant meets the legal rules relevant to the benefit in question. Similarly, the processes that must be followed. The...

Policy briefing – The problem with universal credit’s assessment periods and how to fix it

22 November 2021
UC claimants paid weekly, two-weekly or four-weekly sometimes receive an additional pay cheque in a single UC assessment period. This causes the claimant’s UC award to drop significantly even when there is no change in their circumstances. CPAG frequently hears from working claimants struggling to manage financially because their UC income is so volatile.

New! Understanding Social Security Law and Finding it Online, 7 & 8 March 2022 ONLINE

7th March 2022 to 8th March 2022
Online
Entitlement to social security is determined by whether or not a claimant meets the legal rules relevant to the benefit in question. Similarly, the processes that must be followed. The...

DWP ending universal credit claims and demanding whole-award repayments

13 November 2021
People who claimed universal credit at the start of the pandemic when face-to-face identity checks were suspended have had their claims stopped and demands for the repayment of their entire award, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) reports.

Benefit cap exception in universal credit: Court of Appeal judgement

08 October 2021
Court of Appeal has today overturned a High Court decision that the DWP's approach to the disapplication of the benefit cap in universal credit (UC) on the basis of earnings received in a monthly assessment period is irrational and unlawful. High Court case was brought by a working single mother on UC who was benefit-capped – and left up to £5,000 worse off per year – purely because her employer paid her four-weekly rather than by calendar month.

Supreme Court decision on two-child limit

09 July 2021
A hugely disappointing judgment which fails to give any meaningful recognition to the reality of the policy on the ground and its desperately unfair impact on children.