The Commission on Social Security has worked with the charity On Road Media on a research project about how to talk about social security effectively. The report has some interesting insights and useful tips on messages that work to boost support for a stronger social security system. Read the report

NAWRA is concerned that bereavement support payment has not been uprated in line with all the other benefits and tax credits, and in fact has not been uprated since it was introduced in 2017. This is because it was introduced under the Pensions Act 2014 which does not require uprating. On 24 Nov 2022, NAWRA wrote to Stephen Timms in his capacity as chair of the Work and Pensions Committee to bring it to his attention and to ask him …

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Update 23 Nov 2022 We have re-sent our letter to Guy Opperman, the newly appointed Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. – – – 28 Sep 2022 As highlighted in previous conferences, NAWRA has been working with the Strategic Public Law Centre and others to try and resolve the problem of the DWP’s failure to reliably initiate the WCA and issue the UC50, resulting in disabled claimants missing out on the LCWRA element – worth more …

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Online workshops 2pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022 – FULL – watch a recording of the session 2pm on Thursday 17th November 2022 – FULL With so much working from home, it is easy to feel isolated and lacking the support that you need. But help is there! Come and find out how easy it is to get support from your nationwide welfare rights family via the rightsnet discussion forum who will provide not just answers to all your queries …

Tool up – online training on using rightsnet tools 12 Oct and 17 Nov 2022 Read more »

NAWRA members met in Bristol on 9 Sep 2022. Slides and notes from the conference are available in the members area. All members are welcome to attend our conferences for free. If you would like to offer to host a conference, give a presentation or facilitate a workshop at a future conference then please get in touch.