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Introduction to Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and Welfare Benefits
Tuesday 11th December 2018

Grangemouth

A key workshop from IRRV Scotland

INCLUDES FREE PLACES SPECIAL OFFER *

Valid for IRRV CPD Points


 

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Course Background

This new course, created at the request of local authorities, gives attendees a foundation level introduction to Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and the welfare benefits landscape. It gives attendees the detail that local authority, housing association and other key staff require to know. It is fully updated to ensure the latest UC information is included.

Aim

To introduce the subjects of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and working age welfare benefits and place them in context.

The course is aimed at relatively new staff or any staff who require a refresher in the legislation and administration of HB/CTR schemes.

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

The Programme

The programme includes :

Introduction

a) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction :

  • What is HB & CTR?
  • How HB/CTR is claimed
  • The Calculation - Basics
  • Income & Capital
  • What can HB/CTR pay for?
  • How HB/CTR is paid
  • Overpayments & Subsidy

b) Working age welfare benefits :

  • What are Welfare benefits? – a brief history
  • Universal Credit (an overview)
  • Legacy benefits – those being replaced by universal credit
  • Income Support/ Job Seekers Allowance/ Employment Support Allowance/ Child and Working Tax Credit/ Housing Benefit
  • What is left behind?
  • Contributions based Job Seekers Allowance/ Contributions Based Employment Support Allowance (new style ESA)
  • Disability Benefits
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carers Allowance

The course finishes with a review and questions

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

The course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner, the IRRV Education Liaison Officer and a member of the IRRV Scottish Association Executive.

Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Reform Consortium.

Value for money seminar :

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £145 + 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 -