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Universal Credit for Workers

Looking for training that explains how Universal Credit works for workers?

"Fantastic day - useful information and great tips."
This full-day session is packed full of useful information and practical ideas to help working claimants on Universal Credit.
This one day course builds on delegates’ existing knowledge of Universal Credit. It focuses on how Universal Credit works for workers and highlights the problem areas, where workers could be missing out and explains the differences to the current system of benefits.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to give accurate advice to help those UC claimants who are working or thinking about starting/self employment.

Outline of Day

9.30am            Introductions and Expectations

9.35am            Myth busting Quiz
                        How UC works for workers - brief overview

10.15am          Calculation 
                        Quick reminder of how UC is calculated
                        Child care costs - who and how?
                        Carer Element for workers
                        Limited Capability for Work – which workers can get this?
                        Maximising entitlement exercise

11.00am          Break

11.15am          Calculation continued
                        What counts as earnings?
                        Work allowance
                        Pay Days and MAPs / Varying wages
                        When would the UC claim be brought to an end?
                        Surplus earnings rules
                        Case Studies
12.45pm          Lunch
1.30pm            Self-employment
                        What is meant by being ‘gainfully self-employed’?
                        Minimum Income Floor / Start Up Period
                        Reporting of earnings / expenses
                        Problem areas
2.45pm            Break

3.00pm            Changing circumstances
                        Off work sick?
                        Finishing work
                        Becoming a couple with someone who is working

3.30pm            Starting work
                        Impact on UC payments
                        Altering claimant commitment
                        New Enterprise Allowance
                        Flexible Support Fund

4.00pm            Case Studies

4.30pm            Close
What delegates have said about this course:

"Very useful course - I feel able to better advice those tenants on UC who are looking to make the move into work. And I've already thought of one working claimant who could probably get more UC as she is a working carer. So glad I came"

"Excellent trainer - really knew their stuff."

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).