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  • Dealing with delays

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This course looks at the legal and practical issues faced in trying to resolve issues of delay when advising benefit and tax credit claimants. The problem of delay can occur at all stages of a case:

    • Where a claim has been made and a decision is awaited
    • Where an award has been made but payment is not made
    • Waiting for assessment to see which group an ESA claimant should be in
    • Waiting for a revision or supersession request to be dealt with
    • Waiting for an appeal to be heard and the tribunal decision put into payment

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  • Benefits and tax credits law update


    training course

    Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings and concentrating on caselaw, this essential one-day course looks at the most important changes in benefit and tax credits law from the previous six months.

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  • Housing benefit - the problem areas

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Housing benefit is there to help with rent and avoid eviction, including for the growing number of people in low-paid work. Yet over four billion pounds of housing benefit goes unclaimed by over one million households. With the roll out of universal credit not due to complete until 2022, housing benefit remains as important as ever.

    This one-day course looks in detail at a number of common areas of dispute that housing benefit claimants may face and how they can be resolved to ensure maximum entitlement is received.

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  • Judicial review


    training course

    Judicial review is an essential tool for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax credit claimants where there is no right of appeal. This interactive course gives advisers and lawyers a clear understanding of its potential use and helps them to develop their skills in challenging unlawful decision-making.

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  • Right to reside and habitual residence

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This one-day standard level course looks at the operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests in benefits and tax credits. The course covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the residence rights of those who face the greatest difficulties: European nationals and their family members. 

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  • Appeals to the Upper Tribunal


    training course

    This is an essential course for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. Some experience of representing at the First-tier Tribunal is essential. 

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  • Benefits for people subject to immigration control

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Advisers can find it difficult and intimidating to advise non-European nationals on how their immigration status affects entitlement to benefits and tax credits. This one-day course offers an opportunity for advisers to gain knowledge and confidence by taking an in-depth look at the rules and how they apply to different scenarios.

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  • Overpayment of benefit

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Benefit may be overpaid for many reasons and recovery often leaves people in hardship. Using practical examples, this course equips you to deal with overpayments by taking a systematic approach to checking and challenging recoverability. It also looks at the different rules and tactics that apply with the introduction of universal credit.

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  • Tribunal rules


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