interim payments

  • Universal Credit Advances


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    The rules about advance payments of Universal Credit (UC) are similar to the rules about short-term benefit advances of other benefits.

  • Examples of how short-term benefit advances are claimed and repaid


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    Here are examples1 of how much short-term benefit advance (STBA) you can get and how DWP can recover the loan from you.

  • Welfare reform in 2013

    Issue 233 (April 2013)
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    2013 is a landmark year in welfare reform. Simon Osborne outlines the main changes.

  • What is replacing the social fund?

    Issue 233 (April 2013)
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    David Simmons looks at alternative provision following the abolition of the discretionary social fund (SF) from 1 April 2013.

  • The right to reside: interim payments pending the outcome of an appeal

    Issue 222 (June 2011)
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    There are two near certainties in a disputed right to reside case. The first is that it will raise complex issues of EU law, domestic immigration law and social security law. The second is that it will take an age for the matter to be resolved. This article, by David Simmons, addresses the issue of whether, pending the ultimate outcome of an appeal, is there any provision or principle of EU law that potentially entitles EU nationals challenging negative decisions to be supported in the meantime.