Incapacity to limited capability

Issue 210 (June 2009)

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

Tax Credits: ‘technical overpayments’ and ‘offsetting’

Issue 211 (August 2009)

David Simmons examines the current state of play on the recurring issue of tax credits overpayments which arise when a partner leaves or joins a household.

CDLA/2053/2011 – exporting disability living allowance - from what date claims should be revised or superseded

Last updated: June 6, 2012

This case concerns the date from which claims for disability living allowance (DLA) should be revised or superseded.

CDLA/735/2009 – Exporting DLA – when does the UK cease to be the competent state?

Last updated: October 17, 2012

The claimant in this case moved to Spain from the UK on 5th November 2002. She was in receipt of the lower rate of the care component of DLA. She had paid enough national insurance contributions to be entitled to a state retirement pension once she passed retirement age. She never worked or claimed benefits in Spain. Her DLA was terminated on 8th January 2007.

Tax credits for disabled workers

This factsheet explains the special tax credits rules that apply to workers with a health problem or disability.

Tax credits and self-employment

This factsheet explains how the tax credits rules work for people who are in self employment.

Family budgets hit by ‘Bad Friday’ bombshell

April 4, 2012

Commenting on the multi-billion pound cuts set to hit ordinary families on Good Friday, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said:

“This year’s holiday will feel more like ‘Bad Friday’ for millions of families as they come to terms with over £2 billion of cuts.

“Some of the poorest working families will lose thousands of pounds from their annual income, leaving them in a desperate struggle to pay for basics like groceries, clothes and household bills.

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Contribution conditions for ESA and JSA

Issue 219 (December 2010)

Judith Paterson describes the new, stricter national insurance contribution conditions for employment and support allowance (ESA) and jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) from November 2010.

Doing better for families

Issue 141 (Spring 2012)

Dominic Richardson summarises the OECD’s recent report on families, revealing some of the issues faced and how we might do better.

Tackling child poverty in partnership

Issue 141 (Spring 2012)

The Child Poverty Act 2010 places an obligation on governments to end child poverty in the UK by 2020. It also places new duties on devolved administrations and local government to tackle child poverty. Dr Julie Nelson examines the extent to which local authorities are meeting the challenge.