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Web Links to Useful Sites 01 Dec 2017 23:22 #5177

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Add any links to this thread that you think may be informative and useful to claimants.

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Link to DWP Freedom of Information Requests and Responses:

www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/dwp
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There are two main pieces of legislation that govern the implementation, application and administration of Universal Credit.:

Welfare Reform Act 2012
www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/5/contents/enacted

The Universal Credit Regulations 2013
www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2013/9780111531938/contents

Like most of the programmes involving DWP the devil is in the detail. Its staff seem to have been given carte blanche to interpret the law and apply it to claimants as they see fit. That is where most of the problems arise.

Referring to the law and the regulations to check your legal rights and obligations against what DWP/JCP say they are is a vital first step when querying the appropriateness of what they expect of you.
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Courts and Tribunals

Anyone preparing for an appeal against a decision relating to entitlement to benefits may find judgements made in previous Tribunal Hearings helpful when preparing for it. Even if the judgement goes against the appellant it is likely that the Judge in his/her summation may make comments that could be of assistance to you in your appeal. It may highlight mistakes that knowledge of would help you avoid.

The links below explain all about Tribunals, how the system works, how to appeal, and gives Judges' summations of previous appeals:

www.judiciary.gov.uk/

www.judiciary.gov.uk/about-the-judiciary/who-are-the-judiciary/judicial-roles/tribunals/tribunal-decisions/
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Benefit Bolshie wrote:
Courts and Tribunals

Anyone preparing for an appeal against a decision relating to entitlement to benefits may find judgements made in previous Tribunal Hearings helpful when preparing for it. Even if the judgement goes against the appellant it is likely that the Judge in his/her summation may make comments that could be of assistance to you in your appeal. It may highlight mistakes that knowledge of would help you avoid.

The links below explain all about Tribunals, how the system works, how to appeal, and gives Judges' summations of previous appeals:

www.judiciary.gov.uk/

www.judiciary.gov.uk/about-the-judiciary/who-are-the-judiciary/judicial-roles/tribunals/tribunal-decisions/

Thanks, BB; After losing ALL My Benefits and ending up with a reduced Pension, I'm trying every avenue; so will go into this. Thanks

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Citizens Advice - Benefits
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/

Links on here to other advice



Specifically about Universal Credit
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/
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Link to the European Convention on Human Rights.

www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Convention_ENG.pdf

Spells out the law relating to data protection and privicy.
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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Includes the assessment criteria

www.carersuk.org/files/helpandadvice/2574/factsheet-uk1026-personal-independence-payment-pip-2017-2018.pdf
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Work Programme Provider Guidance
www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-programme-dwp-provider-guidance

Work Programme Universal Credit Provider Guidance
www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-programme-universal-credit-provider-guidance


Generic guidance for DWP providers
This guidance is for providers of all DWP employment-related programmes. It is also known as the framework generic provider guidance.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/framework-generic-guidance-provider-guidance
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RL v SSWP (JSA) [2017] UKUT 282 (AAC) Before Judge S M Lane

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/596db6fb40f0b60a440001cf/CJSA_2170_2016-01.pdf

This Hearing before an Upper Tribunal gives a comprehensive summation by the Judge of the questions:
1. Is a Jobseeker's Agreement a contract?
2. What constitutes ‘actively seeking employment’ and who has to prove what?
3. How is ‘actively seeking employment’ to be established?

S M Lane Judge of the Upper Tribunal Publication Date 28 June 2017
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The charity Mental Health UK has set up a new debt advice service for those with money and mental health problems, with financial backing from Lloyds Banking Group.

www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/banking/2017/11/new-advice-service-launched-for-those-with-mental-health-and-debt-problems
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Forms for appealing to the Tribunal Service against a decision of the Department for Work and Pensions and one for NHS

Regard social security benefits SSCS1
formfinder.hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/sscs1-eng.pdf

Regarding child support and maintenance SSCS2
formfinder.hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/sscs2-eng.pdf

Regarding recovery of compensation SSCS3
formfinder.hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/sscs3-eng.pdf

Regarding recovery of NHS charges in England and Wales SSCS4
formfinder.hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/sscs4-eng.pdf
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And to Add to Above post BB;

Social mobility: The worst places to grow up poor
By Judith Burns & Adina Campbell

28 November 2017
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Rhythmical Mike, a 24-year-old East Midlands poet, performs his work to pupils at Lovers' Lane Primary school in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
It's an area where many children face big challenges and, according to a new State of the Nation report from the Social Mobility Commission, their educational and career prospects are too often limited from the outset.
'Postcode lottery'
It ranks all 324 local authorities in England in terms of the life chances of someone born into a disadvantaged background and it debunks the notion of a simple North-South divide.
Instead, it says, there is a "postcode lottery" with "hotspots" (shown in orange on the map below) and "cold spots" (shown in blue) found in all regions.
The report highlights a "self-reinforcing spiral of ever-growing division", with children in some areas getting a poor start in life from which they can never recover.

More Here & Map;
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42112436
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Scottish Unemployed Workers' Network
scottishunemployedworkers.net/

Ipswich Unemployed Action.
intensiveactivity.wordpress.com/

Loads of useful articles and detailed information on these sites. Remember they can get funny about using their stuff, copyright and all that. So, if you use any of their articles, or quotes from their articles in your posts, it is best to acknowledge where you found them and include a link where possible. This is to avoid the possibility of Welfare Central having to deal with charges of Breach of Copyright. This applies to many other sites too, so its best to be careful.
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Indeed BB; Its Good practice on this Forum or any other to use a Brief Snippet of the Article followed by a link back to the source so Forum Member can then read full article.

On rare occasions, I will edit long posted copies of 3rd Party content and add a link back if not given.
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