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On-line Workshop: Beyond the SDP Gateway

The SDP gateway has been in place since Jan 2019 - but is due to end on 27th January 2021.
It has prevented certain severely disabled claimants from making a new claim for Universal Credit.

It was put into place to ensure that claimants getting the severe disability premium in a 'legacy benefit' do not end up worse off having transferred to UC under natural migration.

However the government have introduced a Transitional SDP Payment that many of these claimants can now receive as part of their UC award.

So the SDP Gateway condition will end on 27th January 2021.

This workshop looks at what this means for disabled claimants, and how the Transitional SDP Payment works. It will give participants the information they need to give accurate advice to claimants affected by this change.


Implications of the SDP Gateway ending
The Transitional SDP Payment
Who can get it
How much
How does it work
What if the SDP is awarded retrospectively?
How is it affected by a change in circumstances?
Why a claimant may not see any increase in their UC award

Led by experts, this workshop is one in our range of online workshops that explore the detail of current Universal Credit  'hot topics'.

Designed to be engaging, informative and interactive, the workshop enables participants to gain a deeper understanding of the topic area.

Each workshop lasts either 2 or 3 hours, and will include a presentation, Q&A session, exercises to reinforce learning, discussion of useful tools and an action plan.

With a maximum of 16 on each workshop, participants have the opportunity to delve into some of the current issues affecting UC claimants so that they are able to offer appropriate help and advice.


Open course - just £59+vat per delegate:

Tuesday 26th January, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 27th January 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 28th January 9.30am - 12.30pm


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Book this session to be delivered in-house for up to 16 delegates for £595+vat. Interested? email us at training@housingsystems.co.uk


Intermediate / Advanced






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