Welfare rights

Welcome to CPAG Welfare Rights - replacing AskCPAG as the new home for all our welfare rights information, advice and tools for advisers.

What's new

26 March 2024: The Court of Appeal has granted the Secretary of State permission to appeal in our test case: SSWP v WV (UC) [2023] UKUT 112 (AAC)

1 March 2024: The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a claimant can make a request for backdating even after their universal credit claim has been decided. See our test case update for details.


Support for advisers

Free, expert advice on benefit and tax credit issues if you’re a frontline adviser or support worker.

Advice line for advisers

Tell us about your case - Early Warning System

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