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Benefit basics for advisers in Scotland (Scotland) 11 - 12 August 2020 ONLINE

11th August 2020 to 12th August 2020
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...

Benefits and coronavirus – an introduction, 12 August 2020 ONLINE

12th August 2020
Online
The coronavirus outbreak has seen a huge rise in benefit claims, and a range of new measures and changes to existing benefits. For advisers, it can be hard to keep...

Universal credit – an introduction, 13 August 2020 ONLINE

13th August 2020
Online
How can you help your service users manage universal credit? Supporting people with an online system, especially if you are working from home, can be difficult. Understanding the claim process...

Claimants and custody (Scotland) 13 August 2020 ONLINE

13th August 2020
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...

Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits (Scotland) 14 August 2020 ONLINE

14th August 2020
Online Scotland
This course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit (UC). With so many people needing extra financial support...

How ‘reliability’ regulation 4 can save PIP, 18 August 2020 ONLINE

18th August 2020
Online
This half-day online training course explains how PIP entitlement ‘points’ can be scored if you show you cannot do something ‘reliably’. In this way, understanding reliability regulation 4 is vital...

Supporting benefit claimants online (Scotland) 19 August 2020 ONLINE

19th August 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...

Students and benefits – an update, 19 August 2020 ONLINE

19th August 2020
Online
Make sure you know how recent benefit changes are likely to affect students during the coronavirus outbreak. This course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits...

Benefits Overview, 20 & 21 August 2020 ONLINE

20th August 2020 to 21st August 2020
Online
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 by the...

Using the ‘aids and appliances’ rules in PIP, 21 August 2020 ONLINE

21st August 2020
Online
This half-day online training course explains how the need for ‘aids and appliances’ can help establish and protect a PIP claim. The same rules can also reduce entitlements. This course...