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Students and benefits - eligibility (Scotland) 24 - 25 February 2021 ONLINE

24th February 2021 to 25th February 2021
Online Scotland
Many advisers work with students in both further and higher education. This one-day course explains the different benefits that further and higher education students can claim, including universal credit. The...

Universal Credit - Housing Costs, 25 & 26 February 2021 ONLINE

25th February 2021 to 26th February 2021
Online
Universal credit (UC) claimants often have difficulties getting their Housing Costs element included in their claim and having the right amount paid on time. This one-day course (delivered over four...

Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits (Scotland) 26 February 2021 ONLINE

26th February 2021
Online Scotland
This course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit (UC). With so many people needing extra financial support...

Challenging WCA Decisions, 2 & 3 March 2021 ONLINE

2nd March 2021 to 3rd March 2021
Online
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

How to challenge decisions - Mandatory Reconsiderations and other tactics (Scotland) 2 March 2021 ONLINE

2nd March 2021
Online Scotland
If you need to get a universal credit or other benefit decision changed, this course aims to gives you the essential tools to do it. To successfully challenge a decision,...

Benefits for non-EEA nationals (Scotland) 3 - 4 March 2021 ONLINE

3rd March 2021 to 4th March 2021
Online Scotland
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 standard level course offers an opportunity...

NEW! Benefits and Domestic Abuse, 4 & 5 March 2021 ONLINE

4th March 2021 to 5th March 2021
Online
This one-day Basic level course is aimed at those supporting women fleeing from domestic abuse. The course is suitable for those with little or no benefit knowledge. Many women fleeing...

How universal credit is calculated, 9 March 2021 ONLINE

9th March 2021
Online
This half-day online training course introduces advisers to how the UC calculation works. It looks at how the monthly UC ‘maximum amount’ compares to monthly income, and how the UC...

Scottish social security - an introduction (Scotland) 9 March 2021 ONLINE

9th March 2021
Online Scotland
This short course provides an introduction to benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland. It is aimed at advisers and other workers who have little or no knowledge of benefits. The...

Scottish social security - an update (Scotland) 10 - 11 March 2021 ONLINE

10th March 2021 to 11th March 2021
Online Scotland
This course looks in detail at the benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland, including the Scottish child payment. It gives an update on the Scottish government’s future plans. Aimed at...