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Challenging work capability assessment decisions

This is a past event.

From 10:00 to 16:00 on 29th August 2019

94 Duke St, Glasgow G4 0UW

Cost: Various - see description

Level: Standard
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support and advice. This course looks at appeal issues and tactics, including the developing body of caselaw.

The course covers:

Entitlement to benefit while challenging a decision
Submissions, medical evidence and other tactical issues
Mandatory reconsideration – problems and practice
Important work capability assessment caselaw
This course is aimed at advisers with a working knowledge of ESA and UC, including of challenging decisions. It concentrates on issues concerning the WCA and appeal tactics. For those completely new to representing at appeal tribunal, see Representing at the First-tier Tribunal.



Dates:
Thursday 29 August 2019, 10:00-16:00 Glasgow, £140 voluntary / CABx organisations, £199 statutory / other organisations, Training CPD hours: 5 , Tutor: Simon Osborne

Theme
Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
Glasgow City Council
Organisation
CPAG in Scotland
Website
http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/challenging-work-capability-assessment-decisions
Enquiries
[email protected]
Telephone
01415523303