This course 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, covering transitional rules for those coming from legacy benefits.
The course covers:
• The latest rules on when ill and disabled people may need to claim UC, and the consequences of claiming
•Transitional rules for those moving from legacy benefits
•How to deal with delays and challenge decisions on limited capability for work
•The consequences of work capability assessment outcomes in UC
•The interaction of disability benefits (PIP, DLA and AA) and the UC calculation
•How work affects the UC award for disabled claimants.
This ‘one-day equivalent’ experienced level course is aimed at advisers with an understanding of the UC calculation and knowledge of the work capability assessment.
The course will be delivered online via Zoom from 10am to 1pm each day with a half hour break from 11.15 – 11.45.
It is a practical course, delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. It is not recommended to join via a mobile phone.
Participants will receive an email a few days before the start of the course, with a link to the event hosted on our AskCPAG elearning platform.