…. just what I needed to give my Employment Services Team an overview of the benefits system.
James Bird, Head of Employment Services, Linkage Community Trust
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Welcome to Social Welfare Training

We provide quality welfare benefits training and consultancy based on legal rights.

Our accredited training and resources support:
  • Poverty reduction
  • Tenancy sustainment
  • Independence for disabled people
  • Getting into work
  • Keeping up with Welfare Reform
  • Staff development

The Solicitors Regulation Authority(SRA) has authorised us to award Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending our courses. Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.

Latest News

One of the problems with Universal Credit is that it is paid monthly in arrears.

Childcare costs are paid at 85% of fees up to a monthly maxmium of £646.35(1 child)  or £1108.04(2 or more children).

Neil Arnott - 12/08/2019

The government has started to make transitional payments to those claimants who have lost the SDP(severe disability premium)as part of their Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-related Employment

Neil Arnott - 09/08/2019

The same regulations referred to above introduce more changes-

Neil Arnott - 09/08/2019

The rules around support for mortgage interest(SMI) are here. Generally clients wait 9 months to receive help;
typically 2.61% of the outstanding mortgage/ home loan.

Neil Arnott - 09/08/2019

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Alex McCloud - 09/08/2019
Alex McCloud - 06/08/2019
Carol Buckley - 05/08/2019
Carol Buckley - 05/08/2019
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