The Government has announced its position on welfare benefits advice in a Written Ministerial Statement.
After April 2013, the work which will be covered by legal aid will be only:
• Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal in Social Security and Child Support for all welfare benefits cases (including housing benefits, war pensions, State pensions, vaccine damage payments or similar benefits) where the Tribunal reviews its own decision because there has been an error in law; and
• Appeals on a point of law to the Upper Tribunal and onwards appeals on a point of law to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Full Statement found here: