Welfare Rights Bulletin articles

The Welfare Rights Bulletin is CPAG's journal of welfare benefits and tax credits law and practice. It is also an updating service for our Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

Published six times a year, it is sent to all CPAG Rights members as part of the membership package. It is also available on annual subscription.

This page contains a selection of articles from the magazine. Other regular features include: Handbook update; legal section with reports of court cases, Upper Tribunal decisions and new regulations; welfare rights news; reader Q&A.

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  • New EU social security co-ordination rules

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    Pamela Fitzpatrick considers the significance of changes to the European Union (EU) social security co-ordination rules.

  • The 'NINO requirement': updated HB/CTB guidance

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

    Sarah Clarke examines recent guidance and case law relating to the national insurance number (NINO) requirement for housing and council tax benefit (HB and CTB).

  • Dealing with delays

    Issue 217 (August 2010)

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

  • Permanent right to reside: Lassal

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Sarah Clarke gives details of some more positive caselaw from the European Court of Justice.

  • Work capability assessment: is it working?

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Alison Gillies describes the main findings and recommendations of the recent Citizens Advice report on the WCA, and looks at the DWP proposals for reform.

  • Incapacity to ESA

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Simon Osborne describes the rules providing for the transfer of incapacity benefits claimants onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

  • Tax credits update

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Mark Willis explains some recent changes to the tax credits rules and looks at possible future reform by the new Government.

  • ESA: appeals and repeat claims

    Issue 216 (June 2010)

    Edward Graham examines updates to the law and guidance.

  • Home sweet home

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    David Simmons examines a recent First-tier Tribunal decision which looked at the issue of housing benefit (HB) entitlement for a long stay hospital patient who only returned to his normal home for occasional visits.

  • Fit up?

    Issue 215 (April 2010)

    Martin Williams examines the new 'fit note' and considers whether or not it will really change anything for benefit claimants.