This one-day standard level course (delivered over four one-hour 15 minute modules, across two consecutive mornings) looks at the universal credit (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
• Issues with claiming and being paid UC
• Claiming new-style contributory employment and support allowance
• Impact of the coronavirus outbreak
This course is aimed at advisers with a working knowledge of UC.
Methods of delivery
This one-day standard level course runs from 10.00 to 13.00 across two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 11.15. It is delivered live online, via Zoom, with CPAG trainer Will Hadwen.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will be provided with supporting e-learning material, including PowerPoint slides and access to exercises and activities hosted on CPAG’s e-learning platform.
What you will need
Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.