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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Articles now published on AskCPAG

Go to AskCPAG for current and more recent articles from the Welfare Rights Bulletin. The articles listed below are from 2019 and earlier.

 

Appealing for ESA arrears

Issue 218 (October 2010)
CPAG examines what claimants should do if they believe they have not been paid all the arrears they are due following a successful employment and support allowance (ESA) appeal.

Inspecting the inspectors (2010)

Issue 217 (August 2010)
In the latest of an occasional series of articles on the decisions of social fund inspectors (see Bulletins 196, 197, 200 and 204), Edward Graham examines some recent cases relating to community care grants.

Making the poor pay: the Budget and benefits

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Simon Osborne examines the changes to benefits and tax credits announced in the June 2010 Budget.

New EU social security co-ordination rules

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Pamela Fitzpatrick considers the significance of changes to the European Union (EU) social security co-ordination rules.

The 'NINO requirement': updated HB/CTB guidance

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Sarah Clarke examines recent guidance and case law relating to the national insurance number (NINO) requirement for housing and council tax benefit (HB and CTB).

Dealing with delays

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.

Permanent right to reside: Lassal

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Sarah Clarke gives details of some more positive caselaw from the European Court of Justice.

Incapacity to ESA

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Simon Osborne describes the rules providing for the transfer of incapacity benefits claimants onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

Work capability assessment: is it working?

Issue 216 (June 2010)
Alison Gillies describes the main findings and recommendations of the recent Citizens Advice report on the WCA, and looks at the DWP proposals for reform.