Universal Credit – full steam ahead

Universal credit “full service” is rolling out at an increasing pace. This informative half-day seminar will look at some particular issues that arise in areas transitioning to full service. It will cover:

  • The situations which can lead to an existing or new claimant coming within the full service system and having to claim UC, and also those where UC can be avoided;
  • The detail of the legal rules which revoke legacy benefits and how they operate;
  • Transitional effects of having received legacy benefits on a new UC claimant (for example previous ESA claimants and obtaining the LCW/LCWRA element of UC, waiting days, overpayments of legacy benefits);
  • Practical issues with the claiming process and potential legal solutions for those unable to make a claim due to disability or unable to obtain backdating; and
  • Potential legal challenges that may solve some of the problems caused by the UC system.

Relevant training materials and lunch will be provided.

The speakers are:

Simon Osborne – Welfare Rights Worker – CPAG in Scotland;

Tom Royston – Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers; and

Martin Williams – Welfare Rights Worker, CPAG.

To secure your place please click here.

When: 06 Dec 2017
Start time: 13:00
End time: 16:30

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