Recently we have had a number of outreaches / clients who have been effected with the transition due to a VERY long delay in processing / waiting for an ATOS visit etc which in some cases has in turn stopped Continue reading DLA to PIP transitional protection – 2 key provisions
We had previously discussed if the Bedroom tax loophole was a short term fix and as predicted the loophole is due to be plugged by 3rd March. The Bedroom tax has since been deemed legal and so it looks like it is Continue reading Post-loophole bedroom tax solution
The question raised by AE v Sectary of State for Work and Pensions  UKUT 005 (AAC) CE/2928/2013 is whether the tribunal on an appeal for the Support Group Component (Schedule 3) can look at Schedule 2 at the same Continue reading Does a Tribunal have a right to re-look at Schedule 2 when deciding a Support group appeal?
The Bedroom Tax “loophole” has been circulating following a tribunal judgement indicating the same was made published online. (More detail on our Bedroom tax page here). Since this time DWP have confirmed that this exemption (Namely for households who have a Housing Continue reading Bedroom tax Loophold – Short term fix?
As there has been an increase in Eviction Notices linked to rent arrears by 26% and 146% increase in calls to the charities dealing with rent arrears we have complied a quick list of essential steps to take. If you Continue reading 3 practical steps to reduce rent arrears
The EU commission is taking the the UK to court for breaching EU convention law by adding an extra hurdle by way of Right to Reside and Habitual Residency Tests to EU nationals. Background Patmalniece (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of Continue reading UK taken to court of EU migrant benefits
Under occupation From 1 April 2013, if you are a council or Housing Association tenant, Housing Benefit will be cut if you have a ‘spare’ bedroom. This has now been referred to by opposition groups and the media as the Continue reading Benefit changes in 2013
Main Benefit If you are not working you should be receiving either Income Support , Employment and Support Allowance or Jobseekers Allowance. If you are not in receipt of one of these attend your local Jobcentre as soon as possible Continue reading Benefit Types Overview