Martin Williams

  • Think of the children: right to reside through a child

    Issue 228 (June 2012)
    article

    Martin Williams sets out the situations in which a person may have a right of residence in order to facilitate the right of residence of a child. The article highlights recent changes in the DWP position and forthcoming cases in the ECJ.

  • Permanent residence: settled

    Issue 226 (February 2012)
    article

    Martin Williams provides a round-up of the caselaw on when a European Economic Area (EEA) national or her/his family member will have a permanent right of residence as a result of residing in the UK for five years.

  • Unnoticed? The flaw in ESA conversion decisions

    Issue 224 (October 2011)
    article

    Martin Williams discusses the problems with letters sent by the DWP to existing claimants of incapacity benefit (IB), severe disablement allowance (SDA) and income support (IS) on grounds of disability informing them that they are to be reassessed for employment and support allowance (ESA).

  • Right to reside and self-employment: a review

    Issue 220 (February 2011)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at some of the issues for claimants arguing a right of residence sufficient to claim means-tested benefits based on self-employment.

  • Right to reside: pending court cases

    Issue 219 (December 2010)
    article

    Martin Williams considers ‘right to reside’ cases currently pending before the courts and how to advise claimants.

  • Dealing with delays

    Issue 217 (August 2010)
    article

    Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.

  • IS and incapacity for work

    Issue 212 (October 2009)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at DMG Memo 30/09 and the possibility of retaining IS on the basis of incapacity post employment and support allowance (ESA).

  • Incapacity to limited capability

    Issue 210 (June 2009)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at the benefit options for existing claimants of income support (IS) or incapacity benefit (IB) who are found capable of work.

  • Right to reside: the pregnant pause?

    Issue 209 (April 2009)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at the issues for pregnant EEA nationals caused by the 'right to reside' requirement.

  • Claiming ESA

    Issue 207 (December 2008)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at the rules for claiming ESA.