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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...

Using the ‘aids and appliances’ rules in PIP, 23 September 2020 ONLINE

23rd September 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...

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...

Benefits for Non-Benefit Advisers, 1 & 2 October 2020 ONLINE

1st October 2020 to 2nd October 2020
Online
This essential one-day course, held over two consecutive mornings, is aimed at non-benefit staff and volunteers working with people for whom benefits are an issue. It provides a comprehensive introduction...

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...

Scotland Welfare Rights Conference (Glasgow) 6 October 2020

6th October 2020
Glasgow
The continued roll out of universal credit, a ratcheting up in the scale of benefits being delivered by Social Security Scotland and Brexit-related benefit changes are all making 2020 another...

Judicial Review, 12 & 13 October ONLINE

12th October 2020 to 13th October 2020
Online
Judicial review is an essential tool for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax credit claimants where there is no right of appeal. This interactive course gives advisers a clear...

Best practice in completing the PIP questionnaire, 13 October 2020 ONLINE

13th October 2020
Online
This half-day online training course explains how the PIP claim process works and the importance of the PIP2 questionnaire. It looks at what makes a poor PIP claim, and how...

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...