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Benefits for rent (Scotland) 30 September 2020 - 1 October 2020 ONLINE

30th September 2020 to 1st October 2020
Online Scotland
Around two thousand tenants each year are evicted by social landlords for rent arrears, and an unrecorded number of private tenants. Arrears are a growing problem as people move from...

Universal Credit - Housing Costs, 6 & 7 October 2020 ONLINE

6th October 2020 to 7th October 2020
Universal credit (UC) claimants often have difficulties getting their Housing Costs element included in their claim and having the right amount paid on time. This one-day course (delivered over four...

Universal credit and students (Scotland) 6 - 7 October 2020 ONLINE

6th October 2020 to 7th October 2020
Online Scotland
With the introduction of universal credit, the benefit rules for students as we know them are swept away and new rules set up in their place. This course explains which...

Coronavirus and benefits – sickness, furlough and redundancy (Scotland) 8 October 2020 ONLINE

8th October 2020
Online Scotland
As the government’s job retention scheme and self-employed income support scheme come to an end, some people may have the option of returning to work at reduced hours, while others...

Challenging WCA Decisions, 19 & 20 October 2020 ONLINE

19th October 2020 to 20th October 2020
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

Social security law update (Scotland) 27 - 28 October 2020 ONLINE

27th October 2020 to 28th October 2020
Online Scotland
Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings...

Universal Credit for Disabled People, 28 & 29 October 2020 ONLINE

28th October 2020 to 29th October 2020
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...

Benefits for Non-EEA Nationals, 4 & 5 November 2020 ONLINE

4th November 2020 to 5th November 2020
Advisers can find it difficult and intimidating to advise non-European nationals on how their immigration status affects entitlement to benefits and tax credits. This standard level course offers an opportunity...

Scottish social security - an update (Scotland) 11 - 12 November 2020 ONLINE

11th November 2020 to 12th November 2020
Online Scotland
This course looks in detail at the benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland, including the forthcoming Scottish child payment. Aimed at advisers with a working knowledge of the benefits system,...

Looking up the law online (Scotland) 17 November 2020 ONLINE

17th November 2020
Online Scotland
Build your skills with this practical course on effective legal research for benefit casework. Competent casework starts by knowing the right questions to ask your client. Whether you are helping...