…. 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
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

The number of live claims for Universal Credit has grown to nearly one million in June 2018. Eventually, the government estimate, there will be 8 million claimants.

 

Neil Arnott - 14/08/2018

The burden of proof is on the DWP decision maker to show that a claimant did not have good cause for attending a PIP medical. Sometimes a client disputes that they received a letter about the appointment for the medical.

Neil Arnott - 14/08/2018

A current change is that the age to claim Pension Credit will continue to rise- it was 64 and six months in April 2018 and will be 65 by November 2018. By November 2020 it will have risen to 66.

 

Neil Arnott - 14/08/2018

A common problem with Universal Credit is that many claimants don't complete their claims and receive a payment. Often it can lead to them having to reclaim, sometimes multiple times, leading to non payment of benefit and increased rent

Neil Arnott - 14/08/2018

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Courses

Universal Credit 2018

London 17/09/2018
Cardiff 18/09/2018
Birmingham 24/09/2018
Manchester 25/09/2018
London 10/10/2018
London 19/11/2018
Cardiff 20/11/2018
Birmingham 26/11/2018
Manchester 27/11/2018

Introduction to Welfare Benefits 2018

London 01/10/2018
Cardiff 02/10/2018
Birmingham 08/10/2018
Manchester 09/10/2018

Benefits for Older People 2018

London 15/10/2018
Cardiff 16/10/2018
Birmingham 29/10/2018
Manchester 30/10/2018

PIP 2018- challenging decisions- workshop

Birmingham 05/11/2018
Manchester 06/11/2018
London 12/11/2018
Cardiff 13/11/2018

Welfare Benefit Appeals 2018

London 03/12/2018
Cardiff 04/12/2018
Birmingham 10/12/2018
Manchester 11/12/2018