This year the DWP begins switching people to universal credit through ‘managed migration’. Starting with a small scale pilot, the DWP aims to achieve an efficient process that will work for the millions of people yet to transfer. Meanwhile, ‘natural migration’ to universal credit remains possible, and rules and arrangements for claiming universal credit, particularly for severely disabled people, are far from simple. This seminar brings advisers together to discuss the latest developments and legal challenges.
This seminar will look at:
• Natural migration and severe disability – ‘SDP Gateway’, transitional SDP payment, legal challenges
• Managed migration – rules, DWP plans in practice, key concerns
• What is happening in practice and opportunities to influence policy makers
This seminar is led by CPAG advisers with a track record of delivering specialist advice and training on universal credit law and practice.
Henri Krishna is an author of CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook, Universal Credit: what you need to know and the Benefits for Migrants Handbook. He is a welfare rights adviser with CPAG in Scotland’s Advising Black and Minority Communities project.
Simon Osborne is content consultant and an author of CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook and editor of the Welfare Rights Bulletin. Simon is also author of the popular Winning Your Benefit Appeal and Universal Credit: what you need to know, and contributor to Legal Action magazine. He is a welfare rights adviser at CPAG.
Kirsty McKechnie works on CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System, analysing evidence of the impacts of universal credit and other reforms on children and their families. Her latest reports include Universal Credit and Childcare (August 2019). Kirsty is also an author of CPAG’s Universal Credit: what you need to know.