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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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‘Closing’ universal credit claims

Issue 260 (October 2017)
Martin Williams looks at the DWP practice of ‘closing’ claims to universal credit (UC).

Appeal rights and mandatory reconsideration

Issue 260 (October 2017)
Ros White considers CPAG’s recent test case success in the Upper Tribunal.

‘Two-child limit’: the exceptions

Issue 260 (October 2017)
Following the introduction of the ‘two-child limit’ in April 2017 (as described in Bulletin 257), Mark Willis takes a closer look at the exceptions now that government guidance is available.

Does the cap still fit?

Issue 259 (August 2017)
Carla Clarke reviews the latest on legal challenges to the benefit cap.

From ESA to UC

Issue 259 (August 2017)
Simon Osborne looks at the rules regarding claimants ‘migrating’ from employment and support allowance (ESA) to universal credit (UC).

The Social Security (Scotland) Bill

Issue 259 (August 2017)
Kirsty McKechnie and Jenny Duncan describe an important step towards primary legislation regarding benefits in Scotland.

UC earnings and problems

Issue 259 (August 2017)
David Simmons describes some of the issues when a claimant is paid twice during a universal credit (UC) monthly assessment period.

Housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Gwyneth King considers changes removing entitlement to universal credit (UC) housing costs for some 18–21-year-olds.

PIP – changing an ongoing award

Issue 258 (June 2017)
When can the DWP change an ongoing award of personal independence payment (PIP), including where the award was made by a tribunal? Ed Pybus looks at the rules and some recent caselaw.

ESA – limited capability to claim?

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Employment support allowance (ESA) stops in certain situations, including where the claimant does not have limited capability for work (LCW) or is treated as not having LCW following failure to attend a medical examination without a good reason. Martin Williams takes a closer look.