Understanding Universal Credit

Wednesday 26th October 2016
Grangemouth

A key workshop from IRRV Scotland

INCLUDES FREE PLACES SPECIAL OFFER

Valid for IRRV CPD Points


 

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Course Background

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.

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
  • Monthly award – assessment period
  • How UC is calculated
  • Roll out of Universal credit
  • Applying for Universal Credit
  • Changes in circumstances and how they affect UC
  • Transferring existing customers onto UC - Transitional Protection – the current DWP plan
  • Claimant Commitment
  • Sanctions
  • Deductions from UC
    • Housing Benefit Overpayments
    • Rent Arrears
  • Delivery Partnership Agreement
    • Financial Inclusion / personal budgeting support
    • Digital inclusion
    • Role of the LA/RSL as a landlord
  • Identifying current issues
  • 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.

COURSE LEADER : PAULA DOHERTY

The Course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner and a member of the IRRV Scottish Association Executive. Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Rights and Income Maximisation practitioners’ group.

Value for money seminar :

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £125 + VAT. This includes lunch, refreshments, and training materials.

As places are limited, early booking is recommended. The IRRV regrets that, under normal circumstances, delegate fees cannot be refunded. However, delegate substitutions may be made at no cost at any time prior to the Seminar, subject to these being notified to the Institute.

Seminar special offer

Every fourth place from the same organisation booked for the course in this brochure (and made in the same booking) is entirely free of charge. Please note that, due to the demand for places, this offer applies only to the course detailed on the booking form on this brochure and applies to the lowest cost place.


Any queries?

If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson
IRRV Manager
2A Argyle Street
Dundee
DD4 7AL
Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
email - scotland@irrv.org.uk

How to Book

Please complete the booking form and send/fax it to the address above.   You may also e-mail bookings to scotland@irrv.org.uk.   Full joining instructions will be sent to delegates once a booking form has been received.  

As places are limited, early booking is recommended.   The IRRV regrets that, under normal circumstances, delegate fees cannot be refunded.   However, delegate substitutions may be made at no cost at any time prior to the Seminar, subject to these being notified to the Institute. 

Please note that every 4th delegate from the same organisation comes entirely free of charge.

Please note that attendees must bring with them a laptop that can connect to public wifi.    The venue will provide complimentary wifi access.    

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Any queries?
If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson,
IRRV Development Manager,
2A Argyle Street,
Dundee,
DD4 7AL


Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
email -

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