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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the replacement for Disability Living Allowance for working age people. The upper age limit is the state retirement age that maybe subject to change.
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29/11/2011 - 5:54pm
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Here you will find, specific information that we have collected with respect to this topic. . Your post(s) will be moderated prior to being published.
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Legal decisions that set precedence for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA). You should note DLA is being phased out. For older caselaw from DLA that may impact PIP see the DLA Caselaw forum.
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Information relating to the Blue Badge scheme for qualifying disabled people. This is often seen as a passported benefit as it can rely on the payment of DLA (or PIP when introduced) to qualify.
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26/07/2010 - 6:48am
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I have decided to separate out the case law to make it easier to find. The Tribunals Service can be found at http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/
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by kevin
21/08/2010 - 8:36pm
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by John
28/08/2012 - 11:23am
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10 DLA Review
by John
20/06/2012 - 5:20pm
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by John
26/09/2011 - 3:27pm
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Universal Credit is a radical new approach to welfare: • It will bring together different forms of income-related support and provide a simple, integrated, benefit for people in or out of work. • It will consist of a basic personal amount (similar to the current Jobseeker’s Allowance) with additional amounts for disability, caring responsibilities, housing costs and children. • As earnings rise, we expect Universal Credit will be withdrawn at a constant rate of around 65 pence for each pound of net earnings. Higher earnings disregards will also reinforce work incentives for selected groups. When introduced, Universal Credit will initially apply to new claims. It will be phased in for existing benefit and Tax Credit recipients. There will be no cash losers at the point of change, ensuring that no one will see their benefits reduced when Universal Credit is introduced.
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by John
06/06/2012 - 2:49pm
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Introduced in October 2008 for new claimants. Migration of existing Incapacity Benefit (IB) claimants begins in 2010 with a pilot programme than is rolled out Nationwide from February 2011. Employment & Support Allowance is subject to a Work and Capability Assessment (WCA) that determines whether you will be placed in the Support group or work group. If you are placed in the work group you will recieve Jobseekers Allowance(JSA)
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by John
17/09/2012 - 1:13pm
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Here we will put details of tribunal case law that although not directly or specifically deal with HIV/AIDS may prove of interest given that they establish the understanding of the "rules" as part of the legal process. You may find decisions that, may broadly apply to your situation and if you are making an appeal you may find it useful to site them. We would always advise you get professional support when making an appeal. There are time limits for making an appeal. The Tribunal Service is http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ & Decisions are found http://www.osscsc.gov.uk/Decisions/decisions.htm
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by John
24/01/2014 - 8:52am
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by John
25/03/2009 - 6:04pm
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The yearly "independent" reviews of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) are an important measure of the issues raised by campaigners including Tcell and the progress made. For ease of reference we have decided to give this subject its own space to allow users to see the process over time. PLEASE NOTE - We are trying to keep this to key information please post your comments apprioprately.
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With the introduction of Universal Credit, the benefit cap and changes to Housing benefit from the financial year 2013/14 starting April 2012 we have started a new Forum to manage the information moving forward under new legislation
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Information, news etc on Housing Benefit.
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Here you will find, specific information that we have collected with respect to this topic. . Your post(s) will be moderated prior to being published.
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Here you will find, specific information that we have collected with respect to this topic. . Your post(s) will be moderated prior to being published.
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Council Tax Benefit ceases starting the financial year 2013/14. Your Local Council will instead receive a grant and come up with its own format for applying a reduction to your council tax bill.
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The Spending Review 2010, announced on 20 October 2010, confirmed the Department's commitment to reform and the introduction of the Work Programme. The Work Programme represents a step change for Welfare to Work in this country, creating a structure that treats people as individuals and allows providers greater freedom to tailor the right support to the individual needs of each customer." Source: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services/work-programme/
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Here you will find, specific information that we have collected with respect to The Work Programme due 2011
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We have set up this container to place information relating to other benefits we find such as Income Support, Housing & Council Tax benefit.
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Here we will contain details on the Welfare Reform Bill & Statutory instruments as they arise in the future. This is the main legislation, this differs from other legislation and case law that gives rise to change.
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Information on the Welfare Reform bill from commentators
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Was asked by a contributor to open a forum to deal with information regarding Rights & responsibilities. This forum and its contents do not constitute legal advice. Everyone's situation is different. You should always seek proper advice from a Welfare Rights Worker, Lawyer, Your Local Council or Citizen's Advice Bureau. Clicking on web links or navigating to other websites is at the users own risk. Tcell accepts no liability for information provided by other websites or actions taken as a result.
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This is a discussion form and as such you should seek proper advice if you require further information. This area is subjective and we accept no liability for its content. Clicking on web links or navigating to other websites is at the users own risk. Tcell accepts no liability for information provided by other websites or actions taken as a result.
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06/10/2009 - 7:33am
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This is a large topic and for ease of finding information a new forum has been started.
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by Anonymous (not verified)
23/04/2012 - 6:28pm
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Here is information that is specific to Northern Ireland. It is the nature of various devolved parts of the United Kingdom to have a forum that deals with national issues not related to the UK or England as a whole. For a fuller list of related stories, use the search bar in the top right and do a search for Northern Ireland.
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by John
26/04/2012 - 10:33am
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Here is information that is specific to Scotland. It is the nature of various devolved parts of the United Kingdom to have a forum that deals with national issues not related to the UK or England as a whole. For a fuller list of related stories, use the search bar in the top right and do a search for Scotland.
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by John
24/01/2014 - 8:35am
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Here is information that is specific to Wales. It is the nature of various devolved parts of the United Kingdom to have a forum that deals with national issues not related to the UK or England as a whole. For a fuller list of related stories, use the search bar in the top right and do a search for Wales.
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Social Care issues & information arising from the EU.
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A container for broader news and information that is relevant to benefits & social care issues. Stories directly relevant to an existing forum will continue to be posted in the relevant forum.
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24/01/2014 - 8:29am
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Contains Autumn Statement, Comprehensive Spending reviews and Budgets from the Parliamentary session 2015 to 2020.
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Budget 2016
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The Chancellors Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 covering the parliament until 2020
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Contains the details of the two budgets in 2015. A second budget was held on 8th July 2015 following the General Election and delivery of a Conservative government.
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Budget of new parliamentary session 2015 to 2020. Conservative government.
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Last Budget of 2015 parliamentary session of coalition government
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Information on the budget covering the period 2015/16
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As the Equality Act and subsequent Satutory Instruments are published and enter into law we will place the detail here for ease of use.
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Here we will post information about the law making process and related information.
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Here we will place information on Government Public & other Consultations that come our way. YOU CAN SUBMIT A RESPONSE OR EVIDENCE TO ANY PUBLIC GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION - IT'S A GOOD WAY OF GETTING INVOLVED IN THE ISSUES YOU FACE.
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by John
02/03/2012 - 5:23pm
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Here we will place information on published research and reports that don't specifically relate to an existing Forum but are worthy of inclusion for completeness,
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by kevin
29/03/2011 - 6:44pm
This is where we will archive forums which have come to there end of life but information is retained for future reference and use.
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From 1st April 2013 many benefits are changing. Council Tax Benefit ceases to exist replaced by Council Tax Support. Universal Credit, subject to a benefit cap and including many payments rolled in to one will start. Therefore to separate the new from the old whilst retaining the information we are archiving all benefits information prior to the introduction of new changes.
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Given the changes proposed in the budget of 2010 we have decided to run a forum on the changes to Housing Benefits (including Local Housing Allowance) and Council Tax benefit to facilitate making information available.
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by John
21/05/2012 - 8:47am
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We have archived information on Incapacity Benefit as existing claimants are migrating to the new Employment & Support Allowance and new claims ceased some time ago - 14th September 2011
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Here you will find, specific information that we have collected with respect to this topic.
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by John
22/05/2012 - 3:11pm
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Here you can post your experience/story, so we can all learn from what you have been through and create a picture of what is actually happening. See "How to use Forum's" for more information. Thank you for your contribution. Your post(s) will be moderated prior to being published.
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by John
28/08/2008 - 6:55pm
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This forum is to highlight and manage information relating to Income Support
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Here we will put information about other benefit payments and grants.
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Information on the Budget given 19th March 2014 for the period 2014/15
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Half way between budgets the Chancellor makes a statement to Parliament on the countries finance. This is refered to as the Autumn Statement and can contain changes to the budget past as well as giving an idea of what may well be in the next budget.
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Information, analysis & comment on the Budget 2011.
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Information, coment etc. on the emergency Budget 2010
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Here we will place the information relating to the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) 2010 that is likely to set out the spending plans and cuts expected over the current parliament.
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This forum separates out the Welfare Benefits "cuts" from other CSR spending commitments.
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The AIDS Support Grant (ASG) is money given by way of grants to local authorities to pay for HIV/AIDS services.
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by anonymous (not verified)
28/01/2009 - 6:31am
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This contains data from the 32 London Boroughs & The City of London on the AIDS Support Grant (ASG). This has been separated out as a member of TCell is looking specifically at this area.
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Here you will find information as it becomes available from users about outer London AIDS Support Grant (ASG)
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