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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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Scepticism and scrutiny in HMRC appeals

Issue 261 (December 2017)
Ros White considers a recent judgment warning to First-tier Tribunals not to take HMRC submissions at face value.

Universal credit and disabled students

Issue 261 (December 2017)
Angela Toal describes a problem and some possible solutions regarding disabled students attempting to claim universal credit.

PIP and ‘social support’

Issue 260 (October 2017)
Simon Osborne reviews recent caselaw about personal independence payment (PIP) and ‘social support’ when engaging with other people.

‘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.