Conferences, seminars and events

With leading keynote speakers and expert workshops, our events provide up-to-the-minute insights on a number of topics pertinent to welfare reform.

Upcoming events

WEBINAR: UNIVERSAL CREDIT: TEENAGE ANGST - 7 JULY 2022

The rules concerning entitlement to UC for people who are “receiving education” are a common source of confusion amongst advisers. The picture for disabled students is further complicated by recent amending regulations and court decisions. Meanwhile, UC entitlement rules for 16 /17 years olds who are “without parental support” or disabled, and the mismatch between the rules for 18-20 year olds in child benefit and UC, further complicate matters for young UC claimants and their advisors. In this seminar we will shed some much needed light on complex regulations and case law, and provide practical options for your client.

SCOTLAND WEBINAR:  HELLO ADP, GOODBYE PIP - TRANSFERRING TO SCOTTISH ADULT DISABILITY PAYMENT 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

From 29 August 2022, existing personal independence payment (PIP) claimants will begin to transfer to adult disability payment (ADP). Children getting child disability payment (CDP) are already transferring to adult disability payment as they approach their 18th birthday. Aimed at people who are already familiar with the PIP rules, this webinar will get you up to speed on how the process will work.

Past events

Webinar: another “super session” with CPAG - 30 March 2022

This 3-hour webinar focused on understanding and using the revisions and supersessions system for universal credit claimants. It provided an outline of the decision making system and assisted advisers in ensuring that the decision making rules can be made to work to the advantage of claimants where that is their intention.

Scotland webinar: Mix 'n' match: UC when you're pension age - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

UC is a working age benefit but some people over state pension age have to claim it. Before May 2019, if you were part of a couple where one was working age and the other pension age, you could choose to claim UC or pension credit and housing benefit. You no longer have that choice, but when and how these ‘mixed aged couple’ rules apply continues to cause confusion. Join CPAG in Scotland for this afternoon webinar.

Scotland webinar: It's here! The new child disability payment from Social Security Scotland

This webinar, held by CPAG Scotland on 1 December 2022, covered the replacement of disability living allowance (DLA) with child disability payment (CDP) for children for new claims across Scotland.

THE ART OF DEDUCTION WEBINAR

The system providing for recovery of various debts owed to third parties or directly to the DWP is a perennial source of problems for claimants. This webinar provided an overview of how deductions work, and offered practical tips for, and experiences of, getting deductions paused or reduced. It also looked at legal challenges to the practice of the DWP in taking deductions.

Benefits in a time of Coronavirus webinar

This webinar, held on Wednesday 8 July 2020, examined some of the most significant issues raised by advisers during the first few months of the pandemic, together with the government’s response.

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS - BENEFITS FOR EEA MIGRANTS webinar

This webinar, held on Thursday 6 May 2021, explored some of the key issues facing EEA national claimants, and the best ways to advise them in light of significant legal developments.

SCOTLAND WEBINAR: AT A PREMIUM - TRANSITIONAL SDP ELEMENT UNPICKED - 8 JUNE 2022

The latest in CPAG in Scotland’s series of specialist webinars focuses on the transitional SDP element in universal credit. The government was compelled to introduce this amount to protect the incomes of severely disabled people when moving onto universal credit from legacy benefits under the natural migration process. This webinar aims to provide tips on maximising income and making sure your clients do not miss out. It will share tactics for avoiding pitfalls when circumstances change.

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