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Scottish social security - an introduction (Scotland) 18 August 2021 ONLINE

18th August 2021
Online Scotland
This short course provides an introduction to benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland. It is aimed at advisers and other workers who have little or no knowledge of benefits. The...

Introduction to Welfare Benefits, 24 & 25 August 2021 ONLINE

24th August 2021 to 25th August 2021
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...

PIP - Claims to Decisions, 26 & 27 August 2021 ONLINE

26th August 2021 to 27th August 2021
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability welfare benefit run by the Department for Work and Pensions. It is aimed at those starting a PIP claim aged between 16 to...

Personal independence payment - an introduction (Scotland) 31 August 2021 ONLINE

31st August 2021
Online Scotland
Personal independence payment (PIP) is the main disability benefit for working-age people. Getting an award of PIP can significantly increase income and so it is a crucial benefit for advisers...

Introduction to welfare rights (Scotland) 1-2 Sept, 8-9 Sept, 15-16 Sept 2021 ONLINE

1st September 2021 to 16th September 2021
Online Scotland
This is essential training if you are starting out as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security...

Child disability payment (Scotland) 14 September 2021 ONLINE

14th September 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...

Claimants and custody (Scotland) 1 October 2021 ONLINE

1st October 2021
Online Scotland
A period in custody, whether on remand or serving a custodial sentence, impacts on benefit entitlement. Problems often arise when a person released from custody tries to claim the benefits...

Benefits and Domestic Abuse, 7 & 8 October 2021 ONLINE

7th October 2021 to 8th October 2021
This one-day Introductory level course is aimed at those supporting women fleeing from domestic abuse. The course is suitable for those with little or no benefit knowledge. Many women fleeing...

Benefits Overview, 11 & 12 October 2021 ONLINE

11th October 2021 to 12th October 2021
This one-day introductory level course - delivered over four one-hour modules, across two consecutive mornings - provides an overview of the benefits system and examines how the system is affected...

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...