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Understanding Universal Credit – fully updated for Spring 2021
Tuesday 20th April 2021

An on-line training workshop over two mornings - Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd April 2021

Given the COVID-19 health emergency, it has not proved possible to run our usual training events in Grangemouth. In response to demand from delegates, we are running a series of Spring 2021 training events on-line through the highly successful GoToWebinar and Microsoft Teams platforms. This will allows for a full training day but spread over two mornings and will allow for full audience interaction and Q&A sessions in addition to a full training presentation.

At the request of local authorities, IRRV is running this workshop to give attendees an in-depth overview of Universal Credit and the detail that local authority, housing association and other key staff require to know. It is fully updated for Spring 2021 to ensure the latest UC information is included.

Aim The workshop is ideally suited to staff who are required to have a better understanding of Universal Credit. It is also suited to the wider benefits and welfare sector involved in assisting or advising those who have, or need, to claim Universal Credit.

The programme includes:

 

  • What is Universal Credit?

  • Conditions of entitlement

  • Gateway conditions

  • Monthly award – assessment period

  • How UC is calculated with worked examples

  • Applying for Universal Credit

  • Changes in circumstances and how they affect UC

  • Mixed Age couples and Universal Credit

  • Transferring existing customers onto UC - Transitional Protection – the current DWP plan

  • Alternative Payment Arrangements – Scottish Choices

  • Claimant Commitment/Sanctions

  • Deductions from UC

  • Review, questions and closure

The day is designed to be interactive and promotes sharing of knowledge and best practice. Timings are indicative and are subject to change on the day.

The course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner, the IRRV Scottish Association President and Education Liaison Officer for Scotland. Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Reform Consortium.

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £165 + VAT. We have held delegate charges at 2019 levels and, in addition, every third place from the same organisation booked in the same booking comes entirely free of charge.

A full brochure is available here

 

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