This full day course will give you a timely and comprehensive overview of what’s going on across the benefit spectrum.
We’re all aware that the benefits system is in a constant state of flux at the moment, and with the headlines constantly dominated by Universal Credit, it’s easy to lose sight of significant changes happening to other benefits.
This course will cover the latest information and hot topics.
The content may vary from what is listed below but it is likely to cover:
- The detail and consequences of the November 18’s Budget statements and the arrival of yet another Secretary of State
- All the new benefit and LHA rates for the 19-20 tax year
- Comprehensive Universal Credit update, including the plans for the managed migration of millions of existing legacy benefit claimants
- The outcome and implications of relevant judicial reviews
- All the latest on the January 19 UC changes for claimants on high rates of ESA/PIP, and what they mean for disabled claimants generally
- Update on the 2 child limit, and significant changes in February 19 which will affect new UC claimants with multiple children
- Guide to local advice resources, including the funding of Citizens Advice to supply Universal Credit Support
- DWP internal guides and how to use them, including treatment of vulnerable people
- News and information with useful links to websites, resources and handy hints
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at providing a comprehensive update for everyone working with people on benefits and low incomes. It will not be suitable for people who are new to the benefits system, who are encouraged to attend the ‘Introduction to Benefits’ course in January 2019, and the content may not be technical enough for those working as specialist benefits caseworkers.