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Universal Credit Full Service rolls out in Edinburgh

The controversial Universal Credit benefit system is being rolled out across Edinburgh. Food-banks say they are preparing for increased demand, as those being moved to the new system can expect a five weeks wait for their first payment. An estimated 10,500 local council tenants are expected to be moved to…

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Universal Credit - UT Decision CUC-166-2017

Decision CUC-166-2017 – Summary This case concerned the question of how earnings reported by her employer via Real Time Earnings (RTI) feed should impact on her award. Her ‘assessment period’ ran from the 1st of each calendar month to the last day of the same month. The issue in her…

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Universal Credit - UT Decision CUC-2385-2016

Upper-tier Decision CUC-2385-2016 Summary 1. The principal issue on this appeal is whether a room must be capable of accommodating a bedside table and separate clothes storage furniture in order to be considered a bedroom for the purposes of housing benefit and universal credit under-occupancy legislation. This might seem…

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Universal Credit - Decision CUC-1653-2016.

Decision CUC 1653 2016 Summary In most cases, a failure to comply with a Universal Credit “work-related requirement” is sanctionable if done for “no good reason”. Does this mean the same as having ‘good cause’ for doing or not doing something? Does it mean the same as ‘without good…

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Case Law article - Treatment of earnings

CUC 2888 2015 – This is the first UC case considered at Upper-tier level and involves the treatment of earnings paid after the end of the claimant’s employment and after a claim for Universal Credit was made. Decision here But, see later Judicial Review decision, relating to 4 working, single parents,…

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Commons Library report - Impact of UC Rollout so far!

Good afternoon The House of Commons Library published a report just the other day, in advance of Ministers and DWP being questioned in Parliament and at its Work & Pensions Committee, about the impact of “Full Service” expansion, so far, and what preparations have been made to accommodate the anticipated…

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