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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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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.

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.