OVERVIEW OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT 2019

All our courses are updated to include changes in the Benefits System. Courses can be run at a basic or more experienced level and usually last one day.

"Excellent" Mike Tonkin, New Law Solicitors

"Great to feed off trainer's and others benefits experience" Tracey Jones, Age Concern Torfaen

"Very useful" Pam Bugg, Fry Housing Trust

This course includes a years free access to our Universal Credit Calculator in our members area(worth £95). 

Get ready for Universal Credit. In launching the Welfare Reform Act 2012, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, promised the biggest shake up of the Welfare Benefits system for 60 years.  Universal Credit will start to replace Housing Benefit,  Tax Credits,  Income Support,  Employment and Support Allowance(income related),  Job Seekers Allowance(income based) for working age clients from April 2013.  Some of the aims are to incentivise work and simplify the administration of Welfare Benefits.  

This overview course will include details on-

  • The reasons for change
  • The basics of Universal Credit in key card format
  • Cost implications
  • Timetable for changes to the system
  • the full/ digital service
  • Which clients are likely to be affected
  • Exceptions
  • changes to Universal Credit over the last 2 years,  including the Autumn budget 2017 and 2018
  • Calculating Universal Credit
  • Some of the detail, for example assessment periods, APA’s and claiming online
  • Where we are headed- at a glance guide to the Benefits System
  • A chance to discuss with other participants how you might respond both as an organisation and with your clients in mind

duration— 1 day  10am- 4pm

Course Level- Update (for delegates with or without prior knowledge of the subject)

Course accreditation- the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised us to award 5.25 hours Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending this course. Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.

 
Timetable for implementation-

There are currently over 1.4 million live claims(November 2018) for Universal Credit.  Over 100,000 new claims are being made monthly.

All areas of the UK now take applications for new claims upon a change of circumstance,   that may lead to a new claim being needed.  This is called the full(digital) service.

2019-2023 will see the gradual migration of any remaining claims for the 6 legacy benefit Universal Credit replaces.

Eventually there will be around 7 million claimants of Universal Credit.

 

Booking

Booking - In-House

Booking - In-House Courses

Please e mail us to explain your needs and get a quotation.

 

We provide:

· Planning, course development and delivery

· Comprehensive course guides, Benefits rate posters

· Evaluation on course completion, course certificates

· free post course learning resources- newsletters

 

You provide:

· The venue (arrangement & payment)

· Equipment (Digital projector and flipchart)

Maximum number of 16 participants.  

 

In-house Course Cancellation-   If we cancel the course, then a full refund will be paid(excluding other costs, such as travel).  No refund will be payable if you cancel the course within one month of the commencement date.  We will try to set a mutually convenient new date for the training and additional costs for travel/  accomodation,  if pre booked,  may be chargeable.