This course will be delivered by Zoom video conference (link will be provided to confirmed delegates)
Since the start of the pandemic, over 4 million people have started to claim Universal Credit for the first time, with far-reaching consequences for claimants, DWP administration, and those in receipt of old style ‘legacy’ benefits.
This 3-hour Benefits Update session will give you detailed, up-to-the minute practical information on all the main areas which affect your clients.
We will look at difficult issues such as
- the impact of the benefit cap (now affecting hundreds of thousands more claimants)
- changes to the recovery of loans and advances
- key rules around housing costs and disability, and
- recent caselaw which affects child care costs and how monthly earnings are treated.
You will be able to request coverage of issues that might be concerning you in advance of the course.
Date: Thursday 8 July
9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Training facilitator: Jayne Knights, an experienced welfare rights expert who specialises in making the complicated benefits system understandable.
Jayne originally trained and qualified as a social worker, and then started as an advice worker in London before moving to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Welfare Rights team. There she undertook the full range of welfare rights work – training, publications, advice work and tribunal advocacy. She works with a wide variety of public, private and third sector clients, providing training, consultancy and casework. These clients include councils, housing associations, law firms and charities.
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