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Welfare Rights Bulletin

The Welfare Rights Bulletin is CPAG's journal of welfare benefits and tax credits law and practice. It is also an updating service for our Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

Published six times a year, it is sent to all CPAG Rights members as part of the membership package. It is also available on annual subscription.

This page contains a selection of articles from the magazine. Other regular features include: Handbook update; legal section with reports of court cases, Upper Tribunal decisions and new regulations; welfare rights news; reader Q&A.

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Restrictions to benefit: ‘pre-settled status’

Issue 270 (June 2019)
CPAG is looking to challenge the amended right to reside tests for benefit and child tax credit claimants with ‘pre-settled status’. Martin Williams explains.

Mixed-age from May

Issue 270 (June 2019)
Benefit rules for ‘mixed-age’ couples changed in May, as described here by Simon Osborne.

Official errors: officially appealable

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Martin Williams considers what is needed to challenge a decision made in excess of 13 months ago that was wrong because of official error.

The SDP gateway

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Owen Stevens looks at the so-called ‘SDP gateway’ and preventing new claims for universal credit by certain severely disabled claimants.

Brexit, benefits and right to reside

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Rebecca Walker sets out some key points on how Brexit affects who can satisfy the right to reside requirement for benefit entitlement.

CPAG’s new Judicial Review Project

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Jessica Strode discusses how CPAG’s new project can help advisers use judicial review to challenge decisions.

UC migration and more

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Simon Osborne describes some important recent changes in universal credit (UC).

UC child elements and child benefit

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Henri Krishna takes a look at the relationship, both real and imagined, between the child element in universal credit and child benefit

A Best Start in Scotland

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Mark Willis describes the new maternity grant in Scotland.