Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits

Level: Standard

This half-day course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit.

The UC full service is available in all areas of Scotland to almost all client groups. But this does not mean that all claimants have switched to UC. The managed transfer of claimants is set to happen between 2020 and 2024. But what happens in the meantime? This course is intended to equip advisers with the knowledge to give advice on the options claimants may have, and the implications of moving onto UC from benefits and tax credits.

The course covers:

  • Changes that trigger a move to UC – ‘natural migration’
  • Circumstances where people can stay on legacy benefits
  • Better off issues and transitional rules
  • How and when the government will move people onto UC – ‘managed migration’

The course is aimed at people with a working knowledge of the benefit system