UC for people with ill health and disabilities

With universal credit (UC) full service expected to operate across the country by the end of 2018, many more people with disabilities and health conditions will be claiming UC for the first time. This course looks at the UC rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people. It will equip you to advise clients about the transfer to UC, including through changes of circumstances such as failing a work capability assessment. You will also explore how conditionality and awards change as people move into work, or become unable to work.

The course covers:

  • Failing a work capability assessment – consequences for UC and tactics
  • Claimant commitment before and after the work capability assessment
  • How work affects the UC award
  • Impact of changes of circumstances
  • Issues with claiming and being paid UC
  • Claiming new-style contributory employment and support allowance

This course is aimed at advisers with a working knowledge of universal credit. To gain a working knowledge of UC, you should first book on Universal credit - full service.