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Universal credit childcare costs: up front and after

Issue 273 (December 2019)
Dan Norris reports on developments regarding the way universal credit (UC) supports working parents with childcare costs.

UC managed migration rules

Issue 272 (October 2019)
Simon Osborne looks at rules regarding piloting of ‘managed’ migration to universal credit (UC).

The impact of the Youth Obligation

Poverty 164 (Autumn 2019)
The Youth Obligation is the government’s flagship youth employability programme, designed to support young people aged 18 to 21 making a new universal credit claim into employment, work related training or an apprenticeship.

Universal credit and prison

Issue 271 (August 2019)
People entering and leaving prison tend to encounter a specific set of difficulties within the universal credit (UC) system. These include confusion about whether they are entitled to UC, doubts about whether they have permanently lost entitlement to legacy benefits and the consequences of detention for those claiming benefits because they have limited capability for work. Barbara Donegan explains.

UC date of claim and Help to Claim

Issue 271 (August 2019)
It is now clear that the DWP does not accept that use of the ‘Help to Claim’ service (operated by Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland) permits a claimant to rely on rules allowing the date of a claim for universal credit (UC) to be fixed at the date help is first requested. Simon Osborne explains.

UC and complex needs

Issue 271 (August 2019)
Owen Stevens discusses attempts by third parties to make DWP aware of ‘complex needs’ among universal credit (UC) claimants.

UC, childcare and controversy

Issue 270 (June 2019)
Dan Norris reports on some strongly worded comment from the Work and Pensions Committee.

Mixed-age from May

Issue 270 (June 2019)
Benefit rules for ‘mixed-age’ couples changed in May, as described here by Simon Osborne.

UC migration and more

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Simon Osborne describes some important recent changes in universal credit (UC).