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Universal credit

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From 10:00 to 16:00 on 28th August 2019

Moray Firth Training Group, 32 Harbour Road, Inverness IV1 1UF

Cost: Various - see description

Level: Standard
The roll out of universal credit (UC) full service is now complete. Anyone of working age needing to make a new claim for benefit to top up a low income has to claim UC, including families, those with health conditions and those in work. There are very few exceptions. People need to make and maintain their claims online.

This course draws on experience from areas where UC full service has been operating for some time. You will learn who is affected, how best to support them, particularly those who are vulnerable or in difficult circumstances. You will have a chance to refresh your knowledge of UC entitlement and practice calculations.

The course covers:

Who is entitled to UC in the full service – a review of the rules
Making and maintaining an online claim
An introduction to conditionality and sanctions
Claiming UC and other benefits at the same time
What triggers a transfer from existing benefits to UC including ‘managed migration’
Practicing calculations
Effect of UC full service on specific claimant groups
If you are not a specialist benefits adviser, choose instead from Universal credit – supporting clients and Universal credit – effective claims.

Wednesday 28 August 2019, 10:00-16:00 Inverness, £140 voluntary / CABx organisations, £199 statutory / other organisations, Training CPD hours: 5 , Tutor: David Kelly

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
Highland Council
CPAG in Scotland
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