Introduction to Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
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An On-line Training Workshop - (1pm - 4.30pm)
9 and 11 April 2024
At the request of local authorities, IRRV is again running this popular workshop to give a foundation level introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
Aim: To introduce the subjects of Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and place them in context.
The course is aimed at relatively new staff or any staff who require a refresher in the legislation and administration.
The programme includes:
- What is Universal Credit?
- Conditions of entitlement
- Monthly award – assessment period
- How it is calculated with worked examples
- Changes in circumstances and how they affect UC
- Transferring existing customers onto UC - Transitional Protection – the current DWP plan
- Alternative Payment Arrangements – Scottish Choices
- What is HB & CTR?
- Conditions of entitlement
- How HB and CTR is calculated with worked examples
- Changes in circumstances
- Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit (where appropriate) for customers in receipt of Universal Credit)
The course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner and the IRRV Education Liaison Officer of the IRRV Scottish Association Executive. Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Reform Consortium.
£165 plus VAT IRRV Personal Member Rate (valid for Individual Members only)
£175 plus VAT Forum/Organisational Rate* (all Scottish LA's have IRRV Forum Membership)
£185 plus VAT Non- Member Rate
Special Member Offer: 3rd delegate gets 25% Reduction
*This offer is available to organisations sending 3 or more delegates and attending from the same organisation. Bookings must be made at the same time. It will be applied to the cheapest rate. At least one of the delegates must be a member of the Institute in order to receive this discount or alternatively, the organisation must subscribe to either the Forum Service or Organisational Membership Service.
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9 & 11 April 2024 - IRRV Personal Member Rate (valid for Individual Members only)
9 & 11 April 2024 - Forum/Organisational Rate
9 & 11 April 2024 - Non Member Rate