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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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Social security and domestic abuse

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Kirsty McKechnie describes a report from CPAG’s Early Warning System with some urgent concerns regarding claimants who have been subject to domestic abuse.

Budget and benefits

Issue 267 (December 2018)
The 2018 Budget included some changes to universal credit (UC). It also announced other social security changes. Jon Shaw describes the plans.

Defective claims revisited

Issue 267 (December 2018)
Martin Williams provides an update to the article in Bulletin 262, ‘Universal credit: defective claims and withdrawals’.

UC and the WCA – some questions and answers

Issue 267 (December 2018)
Simon Osborne answers some common questions about universal credit (UC) and the work capability assessment (WCA).

Help with childcare costs in universal credit

Issue 267 (December 2018)
Dan Norris reviews the main rules on childcare costs in universal credit.

Pension credit: amounts for children

Issue 266 (October 2018)
From next February, amounts for children can be included in pension credit where relevant rules are satisfied, as described here by Simon Osborne.

Universal credit and free school meals

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Mark Willis reviews how universal credit (UC) can give entitlement to free school meals.

Bereavement and children: unequal no more?

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Carla Clarke looks at a recent Supreme Court decision regarding bereavement benefits and the children of unmarried parents.

PIP guidance round-up

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Ed Pybus summarises recent official guidance concerning personal independence payment (PIP) in the light of recent caselaw and DWP announcements about PIP reviews for severe health conditions.

UC and disability

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Simon Osborne reviews some of the main features of universal credit (UC) for claimants with a disability.