Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Calculating Universal Credit

Need to know how to work out how much UC a claimant is entitled to?

"This course made me realise how many claimants are probably missing out - I can see how the knowledge I have gained today is going to make a real different to my tenants."
This full-day session is packed full of useful information, hints and tips. 
This one day course builds on delegates’ existing knowledge of Universal Credit. It focuses on how Universal Credit is calculated and highlights the area where claimants could be missing out.
By the end of the session delegates will be able to calculate UC, ensure that the claimants they support 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.

Outline of the day:

9.30am            Introductions and Expectations

9.40am            Working out the Maximum Universal Credit
                        The different elements
                        Two child limit rules
                        Carers / people with disabilities
                        Child care costs
                        Protection on death

11.00am          Break

11.15am          Help with rent – Housing Costs Element
                        What about use and occupation / mesne profits?
                        Liability – untidy tenancies, who can be treated as liable
                        Occupation – temporary absence rules – the differences to HB
                        Eligible service charges – risk areas
                        Bedroom Tax rules – what’s different to HB?
                        Non-dependant deductions – better off on UC?

1.00pm            Lunch

1.45pm            How income is assessed
                        Unearned income - disregarded income
                        Awarded a ‘relevant benefit’?
                        Savings – what’s disregarded?
                        What counts as earnings?
                        The work allowance
                        Fluctuating earnings / surplus earnings rules
                        Self employment – minimum income floor
                        Case Studies

2.45pm            Break

3.00pm            Benefit Cap
                        How it works under UC

3.15pm            Deductions
                        What deductions can be made, how much and priority order.

3.45pm            Putting it into practice
                        Case Studies

4.30pm            Close
What delegates have said about this course:

"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"

"I didn't realise UC was so different to HB - Excellent trainer who was easy to follow and explained everything."

"Some great tips for ensuring claimant's get what they are
entitled to."

To book this course in-house for just £985+vat for up to 16 delegates please....

Call us now on: 01756 796394 or email: training@housingsystems.co.uk
"I have worked in housing for over 30 years and this is the best benefits training I have ever had."

Shoreline Housing
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If you would like to learn more about our services just ask for an information pack - email us at: info@housingsystems.co.uk
In-house course
Universal Credit is more complex than anyone expected and those complexities are causing huge problems for claimants.

Many are not aware why the problem has arisen or how to deal with it.

Some don't even know that they are missing out on money they are entitled to.

This course aims to give delegates the knowledge and confidence to tackle these issues. 

Devised especially for those staff who have a basic knowledge of Universal Credit and are now ready to delve into the complexities of the system that they need to know for their job.

This course aids learning by using case studies and discussion and is different to most other UC training.

You will not be disappointed if you book this course.

Book this course in-house for just £985+vat (for up to 16 delegates).