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Masterclass on Mixed Age Couples


This online Masterclass examines the means tested benefit rules for Mixed Age Couples.

The change to the entitlement rules regarding means tested benefits for mixed age couples in May 2019 created a complex system.

This training is designed to help advisers assess accurately what entitlements a mixed age couple may have, what changes they can expect when the older partner reaches state pension age, whether they have to claim UC and how to maximise entitlement.

Using case studies throughout to bring the information to life, this Masterclass is an essential course for anyone working with mixed age couples and provides some great hints and tips.



Workshop 1 - Friday 8th July, 9.30am - 11.30am

In this session we examine what the mixed age couples rules say, and which mixed age couples would be 'protected' from them. We will also look at ensuring these couples keep this protection and also when it would be lost.

Workshop 2 -  Tuesday 12th July, 9.30am - 11.30am

In the session we investigate the rules that apply when a couple become a mixed age couple. When can they stay on the 'legacy benefit' system and be better off. 

Workshop 3 - Friday 15th July, 9.30am - 11.30am

In this final session we consider how UC should work for mixed age couples - and how to maximise their entitlement.


Intermediate / Advanced



Workshop 1 - Friday 8th July, 9.30am - 11.30am
Workshop 2 - Tuesday 12th July, 9.30am - 11.30am
Workshop 3 - Friday 15th July, 9.30am - 11.30am



Just £99+vat per delegate:



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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.

This series of workshops total 6 hours of learning, spaced out to aid understanding and take a 'deep dive' into each aspect of this complex area. 

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



Book this session to be delivered in-house for up to 16 delegates for £995+vat. Interested? Email us at training@housingsystems.co.uk






Essential Course

"Essential course! I used to panic if I was advising a mixed age couple but I feel much better now. Will keep checking the website for updates and resources - great flowchart!"

“Really enjoyed it. Very useful.
I now feel more confident when advising my older residents."