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Universal Credit and Affordability Checks


WHO IS THIS FOR:

This course is for Lettings/Allocations teams to enable them to do effective affordability checks with potential tenants.

 

AIMS:

Learners will look at how to complete an effective benefit check with housing applicants, including looking at whether they will need to claim Universal Credit on moving home.

It will enable the learner to make an accurate assessment about affordability.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Gain an understanding of who does and doesn't need to claim UC when moving home
  • Gain an understanding of who will be better/worse of if claiming UC
  • Gain an understanding of the differences between legacy and UC for Housing Costs.
  • Be able to conduct a basic Universal Credit assessment.

 

LEVEL:

Intermediate

 

HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED:

This course can be delivered online, blended learning or face to face. It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and cases studies, group discussion, and quizzes.


HOW MUCH:

We advise that this course be delivered over a minimum of 6 hours either as:

  • Blended learning - two 90 min E-Learning courses and one 3 hour online Workshop, or
  • Face-to-face - one full days training.

Click here for more information on pricing.

 

AFTER THE COURSE:

Learners will receive a copy of the PowerPoint slides, a certificate, and any additional resources such as relevant flowcharts and summary sheets. They will also be asked to complete an evaluation form.

 

IF BOOKING TO BE DELIVERED ONLINE:

We will be in touch to discuss and finalise the arrangements. Learners will need a good wifi connection and a suitable computer/laptop to access both the training session and a second internet-enabled device such as a tablet or smartphone for joining in any quizzes. In the week of the course, learners will receive an email with a link to the course, as well as a reminder just before the course is due to start.

 

IF BOOKING FACE TO FACE:

We will be in touch to discuss and finalise the arrangements. We will require a delegate list a week before delivery. It is assumed that you will source and provide a suitable venue taking account of any Covid restrictions in place at the time of delivery.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felt involved

"Excellent course, loved the visual aids. Kept us involved. Trainer very informative and encouraged discussion."

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