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Supporting benefit claimants online (Scotland) 22 September 2020 ONLINE

22nd September 2020
Online Scotland
Home working, social distancing and self-isolation present unique challenges to frontline workers. This course is an opportunity to discuss how advisers and support workers can best help people navigate the...

Benefits for EEA nationals (Scotland) 23 - 24 September 2020 ONLINE

23rd September 2020 to 24th September 2020
Online Scotland
This course looks at the benefit rules that particularly affect EEA nationals. Focusing on the operation of the right to reside, habitual residence and past presence tests in social security...

Mental Health and Benefits, 24 & 25 September 2020 ONLINE

24th September 2020 to 25th September 2020
Online
This one-day standard level course (delivered over four one-hour 15 minute modules, across two consecutive mornings) provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses...

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 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...

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

6th October 2020 to 7th October 2020
Online
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...

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
Online
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
Online
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...