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Care-experienced young people and the benefits system (Glasgow) 29 October 2020

29th October 2020
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...

Introduction to welfare rights (Glasgow) 14 - 18 September 2020

14th September 2020 to 18th September 2020
This is essential training if you are starting off as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security...

Disability benefits for adults in Scotland (Glasgow) 30 March 2021

30th March 2021
This one-day course provides an introduction to disability benefits for adult claimants. This includes personal independence payment and attendance allowance, and also the Scottish replacements to these benefits, scheduled to...

Income maximisation for older people (Glasgow) 18 March 2021

18th March 2021
Older people commonly do not claim all they are entitled to. This course gives you an introduction to pension credit and aims to help you with effective benefit checks to...

Universal credit - effective claims (Glasgow) 28 October 2020

28th October 2020
For some people, claiming universal credit is far from easy. But there are simple ways that you can help clients get their claim right first time. This practical course is...

Kinship care, looked-after children and the benefits system (Glasgow) 23 September 2020

23rd September 2020
This course looks at benefit issues where there is social work involvement with a child and their family. It covers kinship care and children looked after by the local authority...

Income maximisation for carers (Glasgow) 30 September 2020

30th September 2020
Becoming a carer of a disabled person often means a drop in household income. Carers may be thinking of leaving work or trying to combine work with care. This one-day...

Disability payment for children in Scotland (Glasgow) 10 September 2020

10th September 2020
This course provides an understanding of the new disability assistance for children and young people being introduced in Scotland in 2020. This new benefit replaces disability living allowance for children...

Universal credit, ESA and the work capability assessment (Glasgow) 3 September 2020

3rd September 2020
This essential one-day course gives you an introduction to the work capability assessment that applies to employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Assuming little or no experience...

Claimants and custody (Glasgow) 13 August 2020

13th August 2020
A period in custody, whether on remand or serving a custodial sentence, impacts on benefit entitlement. This can have repercussions both for the person in prison and for other family...