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Submit your Universal Credit case studies

SFHA requests members' case studies on Universal Credit to inform future lobbying.

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SFHA Launches UC Case Study Template

There has for some time run monthly surveys of of members in an attempt to gauge the impact of Universal Credit on housing association and cooperatives and their tenants. It is now additionally asking members to provide case studies where there have been significant issues in the way individual cases have been dealt with.

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Response Submitted to Social Security Advisory Committee’s Consultation

The SFHA and HSEU have submitted a response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s consultation on the regulations for the managed migration of claimants on legacy benefits over to Universal Credit. 

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Landlords will be asked by the DWP to re-verify housing costs when Live Service claimants move to Full Service

The DWP has written to the SFHA to advise that claimants currently on the Live Service will have to declare again their housing costs, which will then prompt the DWP to request landlords for a re-verification.

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Social Security Update July 2018

Consultation opens on regulations covering migration of legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit and NAO delivers critical report on Universal Credit rollout

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Five asks, Welfare Conditionality and the Challenge of UC Choices

The SFHA, IRRV and CIH have highlighted the risks associated with the transition to Universal Credit for mitigating the bedroom tax. The SFHA is also working with the other UK housing federations to press for process improvements essential for Universal Credit.

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Welfare Benefit Update

A number of changes to Universal Credit came into effect this month. 

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Universal Basic Income – Could it Tackle Poverty?

The idea of a Scottish Universal Basic Income is an interesting topic of discussion. Would it help your tenants?

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Universal Credit recipients in Scotland exercise payment choices

Almost half of UC recipients in Scotland choose to exercise new payment choices.

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SFHA Roundtable Discussion - Share your thoughts on the welfare system

SFHA Roundtable Discussion, Monday 3 December, SFHA Office, Glasgow.

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DWP to close UC Live Service Escalation line

The DWP is to introduce a new Landlord Escalation route for UC Live Service claimants at risk of eviction, from 3 December. 

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