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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...

Universal credit and students (Scotland) 27 - 28 October 2021 ONLINE

27th October 2021 to 28th 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...

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...

Benefits for non-EEA nationals (Scotland) 16 - 17 November 2021 ONLINE

16th November 2021 to 17th November 2021
Online Scotland
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...

Students and benefits - an update (Scotland) 18 November 2021 ONLINE

18th November 2021
Online Scotland
Make sure you know how recent benefit changes are likely to affect students. This half-day course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits and tax credits...

Benefits for EEA nationals (Scotland) 23 - 24 November 2021 ONLINE

23rd November 2021 to 24th November 2021
Online Scotland
The rules affecting benefit entitlements for EEA nationals became more complex from the start of 2021 and were further restricted from 1 July 2021. This standard level course sets out...

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...