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Personal independence payment - an introduction (Scotland) 25 May 2021 ONLINE

25th May 2021
Online Scotland
Personal independence payment (PIP) is the main disability benefit for working-age people. Getting an award of PIP can significantly increase income and so it is a crucial benefit for advisers...

Introduction to Welfare Benefits, 25 & 26 May 2021 ONLINE

25th May 2021 to 26th May 2021
Online
The welfare benefits system is complicated and confusing, both to claimants and those whose responsibility it is to support them. Claimants are largely expected to know their rights, although it...

Students and benefits - the basics (Scotland) 26 May 2021 ONLINE

26th May 2021
Online Scotland
This course gives an overview of benefits and tax credits that students can claim. It helps student advisers recognise when these are relevant for students, and advise them appropriately. It...

Universal credit update and tactics (Scotland) 2 - 3 June 2021 ONLINE

2nd June 2021 to 3rd June 2021
Online Scotland
Universal credit (UC) changes all the time, as the law is amended, as it is implemented in practice, and as local delivery changes. This course is an opportunity for experienced...

Challenging WCA Decisions, 7 & 8 June 2021 ONLINE

8th June 2021 to 9th June 2021
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...

Attendance allowance - an introduction (Scotland) 8 June 2021 ONLINE

8th June 2021
Online Scotland
Attendance allowance (AA) is the main disability benefit for people who have reached pension age. Getting an award of AA can significantly increase income and so it is a crucial...

Students and benefits - an update (Scotland) 9 June 2021 ONLINE

9th June 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...

Looking up the law online (Scotland) 10 June 2021 ONLINE

10th June 2021
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...

DLA for Children, 10 & 11 June 2021 ONLINE

10th June 2021 to 11th June 2021
Online
Disability living allowance (DLA) is the main way of meeting the additional needs of many children yet it is under claimed and can be hard to understand. This course looks...

Universal credit – an introduction, 11 June 2021 ONLINE

11th June 2021
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...