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Maximising benefits for rent

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From 10:00 to 16:00 on 7th March 2019

CPAG in Scotland, Ladywell Business Centre, 94 Duke St, Glasgow Geocode error: REQUEST_DENIED

Cost: Various - see description

Level: Standard
Thousands of tenants each year are evicted by social landlords, usually for rent arrears. Yet large amounts of housing benefit (HB) go unclaimed. With high levels of arrears in universal credit (UC), evictions seem set to be a continuing problem. This practical course is aimed at housing workers and advisers who need to maximise the uptake of housing benefit or the housing costs element of universal credit, and thereby minimise arrears and reduce the threat of eviction.

The course covers:

Claims process, information and evidence for HB and UC housing costs element
Issues about absences, two homes, under-occupancy and non-dependants in both schemes
Effect of sanctions on the UC housing costs element
Overpayments of HB and UC and recovery from landlords and tenants
Appealing HB and UC decisions
Recent and planned changes
This course highlights where entitlement may be missed or disputed and is aimed at those with a working knowledge of HB and UC. To gain a working knowledge of UC, you should first book on Universal credit - full service.

Dates: Thursday 7 March 2019, 10:00-16:00 Edinburgh
£138 voluntary/CABx organisations, £196 statutory/other organisations
Training CPD hours: 5
Tutor: David Kelly

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
Glasgow City Council
CPAG in Scotland
[email protected]