Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
Calculating Universal Credit
The majority of the training courses we deliver are in-house - where each course is tailored to the needs of the group. We also occasionally run 'open' courses. 

We are delivering a 'Calculating Universal Credit' training session on:

Wednesday 29th March 2017
South Liverpool
9.30am - 4.30pm

£95 +vat per delegate

This course is being held at South Liverpool Housing, Speke, Liverpool - which has easy access from the motorways and plenty of free parking.

If you would like to book one or more delegates onto this courses for just £95+vat per delegate please email us: info@housingsystems.co.uk or call 01756 796394

Calculating Universal Credit - outline

This one day course builds on delegates’ existing knowledge of Universal Credit. It focuses on how Universal Credit is calculated and highlights the differences between the current legacy benefit system and Universal Credit

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Calculate UC,
  • Ensure that their tenants are getting paid the correct amount of UC, 
  • Give accurate advice on maximising entitlement, and
  • Understand how changes in circumstances / fluctuating earnings affect the amount awarded.

An understanding of the following will be assumed: how other benefits are assessed; as well as: who can claim Universal Credit, the roll out, claiming process, gateway conditions and monthly assessment periods.

For a printable version of the outline please Click here.

Plan of day

9.30am Introductions and Expectations 

9.40am Working out the Maximum Universal Credit

               The different elements

               Carers / people with disabilities

               Child care costs Exercises 

11.00am Break 

11.15am Help with rent – Housing Costs Element 

               What’s different to HB: Use and occupation / Mesne profits 

               Eligible service charges

               Bedroom Tax rules 

               Non-dependant deductions 


12.30pm Lunch 

1.15pm How income is assessed

               Unearned income - disregarded income 

               Savings – disregarded savings 

               Earned income: What does this include? 

               The work allowance 

               Fluctuating earnings 

               Self employment – minimum income floor 

2.00pm Case Studies

2.45pm Break 

3.00pm Benefit Cap 

               How it works under UC 

3.15pm How changes in circumstances affect the award

               Moving home / Single to Couple, 

               Couple to Single 

               Awarded a ‘relevant benefit’ 

               Absences from home / Death 

4.30pm Close

What one delegate said.....
"‘Brilliant course – really useful!

I have a much better understanding of how the UC calculation works.

I can now help UC claimants maximise their entitlement.

Bingo game was great fun"

Nottingham City Homes