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NEW DATE for SFHA roundtable on Natural Migration Inquiry

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the natural migration of claimants who were previously in receipt of legacy benefits to Universal Credit.


Free Personal and Nursing Care Guidance Published

Legislation has been passed that entitles all adults – irrespective of age, condition, socio-economic position or marital status – to free personal care. Starting in April 2019, plans are well underway to help stakeholders get ready for this change. Yvette Burgess, Director of the Housing Support Enabling Unit, highlights what SFHA members need to know.


Mixed age couples urged to act now on Pension Credit

The DWP is to change in May the eligibility criteria for Pension Credit, which will adversely affect couples whose ages fall either side of the qualifying age.


Something old, something new, something borrowed for Universal Credit

Two events, staged not many miles apart, took place on Friday which may well affect the eventual implementation of Universal Credit, so Jeremy Hewer, SFHA's policy advisor, digs a bit deeper. 


Loretto helps tenant land over £20k in backdated benefit payments

Loretto Housing has helped one of its tenants receive backdated benefit payments of £21,000 after its benefit advisor noticed a mistake while helping her fill in some forms.


Is the Universal Credit 'delay' actually a delay?

Universal Credit is in the news again with press reporting a delay to the planned roll-out, but are the changes so different from the ones announced at the end of 2018? It seems not. Jeremy Hewer, policy advisor at SFHA, gives his opinion. 


Communications campaign targeting landlords launched by DWP

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a communication toolkit for landlords to help publicise Universal Credit.


DWP plan to improve Universal Credit payments to landlords

The DWP has let it be known that the development of a better system of managed payments to landlords has been included in its approved development priorities for 2019.


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