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Universal Credit - For Better or for Worse

 
WHO IS THIS FOR?

An ideal course for those providing advice or casework to legacy benefit claimants who haven't yet migrated to Universal Credit

 

AIMS:

In 2022 the DWP are starting to encourage the 3 million claimants still on legacy benefits to claim UC instead. But is this the best option? The aim of this training is to look at which claimants would be better off delaying a move to UC, and which may be better off on UC. For many there may be more to consider than just the level of entitlement - for instance, the level of deductions, the impact of future known changes etc -  these other considerations will be discussed. This training will enable the learner to ensure the claimant takes all the relevant factors into account before making the move onto UC.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Gain an understanding of which claimants will be better/worse off on UC
  • Gain an understanding of the TSDP Element and how it can be eroded
  • Gain an understanding of the differences between natural and managed migration
  • Consider conditionality/budgeting/deductions and the differences between the legacy benefit system and UC system
  • Gain hints and tips of errors to avoid when someone chooses to migrate 

 

LEVEL:

Advanced

 

HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered online, 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:

  • Online - two 3 hour online Workshops, 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.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 





 




 

Really helpful

"Such an informative course - so glad I attended."

 
Learnt so much

“The case studies really helped me understand the issues, lots to consider"