Scotland Webinar: A day late and a dollar short 5 October 2021
Limited capability for work and its effects on universal credit entitlement
People with health conditions and disabilities rely on timely work capability assessments to get their full entitlement to universal credit (UC). But too often delays leave people stuck on a reduced income, or out of pocket when elements are paid from the wrong date. This webinar provides tips, experiences and insights into getting assessments carried out and elements correctly in payment.
This webinar will look at:
Legal effects of a determination of limited capability for work on UC entitlement
- Getting elements correctly in payment - how the 'relevant period' before a UC award increases is calculated and what difference ESA entitlement makes
- The '1p' rule where people only qualify for UC at all once the limited capability for work-related activity element is included
Getting disabled students over the assessment barrier
- Barriers disabled students face when claiming UC
- Practical and legal tips to get the DWP to make limited capability for work determinations so that students can get their claims underway
Delays in determinations and what the Early Warning System evidence is telling us
- Experiences of long delays in assessments leading to people missing out on additional support intended to help them with their ill health or disability
- What else the evidence is telling us about people's experience of assessments
Jon Shaw, Welfare Rights Adviser at CPAG in Scotland, an author of CPAGs Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook
Frances Ryan, Welfare Rights Adviser at CPAG in Scotland, supporting advisers through CPAG's advice line
Kirsty McKechnie, Welfare Rights Adviser, analysing case evidence from CPAG in Scotland's Early Warning System and using findings to lobby for improvements
Henri Krishna, Welfare Rights Adviser at CPAG in Scotland, an author of CPAGs Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook
The webinar will be delivered live online, via Zoom, from 1pm to 3.30pm with a 15-minute break.
There will be an opportunity to submit questions in advance and also to take part in live Q&A sessions. If you have booked a place on the webinar and would like to submit a question in advance please e/mail your question to [email protected] by Wednesday 29 September. A selection of questions will be answered on the day. Participants will receive an email link, a few days before the webinar, to allow access to the event.