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Limited capability for work in universal credit (Scotland) 30 September 2021 ONLINE

30th September 2021
Online Scotland
This course looks at how limited capability for work rules affect universal credit. The outcome of the work capability assessment has a crucial role in determining claimants’ work-related requirements as...

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...

Scotland Webinar:  A day late and a dollar short 5 October 2021

5th October 2021
Online Scotland
Limited capability for work and its effects on universal credit entitlement People with health conditions and disabilities rely on timely work capability assessments to get their full entitlement to universal...

Universal credit and students (Scotland) 6 - 7 October 2021 ONLINE

6th October 2021 to 7th October 2021
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 ‘one-day equivalent’ course...

Social security law update (Scotland) 21 - 22 October 2021 ONLINE

21st October 2021 to 22nd October 2021
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 - 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...

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...

Universal credit for ill health and disability (Scotland) 9 - 10 November 2021 ONLINE

9th November 2021 to 10th November 2021
Online Scotland
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...

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...