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Universal credit - an introduction (Scotland) 26 October 2021 ONLINE

26th October 2021
Online Scotland
Universal credit is fast becoming the main working age, means-tested benefit throughout the UK. It was intended to simplify the social security system and provide an incentive to work, but...

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system (Scotland) 29 October 2021 ONLINE

29th October 2021
Online Scotland
Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are subject to special social security rules. Some are excluded from income-related benefits and instead the local authority...

Attendance Allowance - an introduction, 2 November 2021 ONLINE

2nd November 2021
Online
Attendance allowance (AA) is the main disability benefit for people who have reached pension age. Getting an award of AA can significantly increase income and so it is a crucial...

Benefit basics in Scotland (Scotland) 2 - 3 November 2021 ONLINE

2nd November 2021 to 3rd November 2021
Online Scotland
You do not need to be a benefit expert to make a difference. This course is for anyone working with people on low incomes or with additional needs. You will learn the basics...

Kinship carers and the benefits system (Scotland) 11 November 2021 ONLINE

11th November 2021
Online Scotland
‘Kinship care’ is the situation in which a child goes to live with a member of their extended family or with a family friend. This course looks at benefit issues...

Universal credit – an introduction, 12 November 2021 ONLINE

12th November 2021
Online
How can you help your service users manage universal credit? Supporting people with an online system, especially if you are working from home, can be difficult. Understanding the claim process...

Introduction to Welfare Benefits, 23 & 24 November 2021 ONLINE

23rd November 2021 to 24th November 2021
Online
The welfare benefits system is complicated and confusing, both to claimants and those whose responsibility it is to support them. Claimants are largely expected to know their rights, although it...

Child disability payment (Scotland) 25 November 2021 ONLINE

25th November 2021
Online Scotland
Child disability payment (CDP) is a new Scottish benefit that helps meet the additional needs of disabled children. It will start being rolled out during 2021. This course gives you...

Universal credit - the online claim (Scotland) 7 December 2021 ONLINE

7th December 2021
Online Scotland
How can you help your service users manage universal credit? Supporting people with an online system, especially if you are working from home, can be difficult. Helping someone to claim...

Payments for children in Scotland (Scotland) 13 January 2022 ONLINE

13th January 2022
Online Scotland
A range of new support has been introduced for children in Scotland alongside the UK system in recent years. The new Scottish child payment is available to an estimated 194,000...