Experienced

  • Satisfying the residence and presence tests - in detail


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    This NEW one-day experienced level course looks in detail at how European nationals can satisfy the residence and presence requirements in benefits and tax credits and provides an update on recent developments. The course focuses on groups experiencing particular difficulties with the tests and those for whom the application of these tests is changing.

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  • Universal credit - the problem areas


    training course

    This course looks in detail at some of the emerging areas of dispute that universal credit claimants face. It takes a practical, problem-solving approach and gives an opportunity for participants to share their own experiences of universal credit in practice.

    The course includes:

    • Issues relating to gateway conditions
    • Claims process
    • Payment issues including alternative payment arrangements
    • Sanctions and the claimant commitment
    • UC in the digital service areas

     

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  • Benefits and tax credits law update


    training course

    Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings and concentrating on caselaw, this essential one-day course looks at the most important changes in benefit and tax credits law from the previous six months.

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  • Judicial review


    training course

    Judicial review is an essential tool for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax credit claimants where there is no right of appeal. This interactive course gives advisers and lawyers a clear understanding of its potential use and helps them to develop their skills in challenging unlawful decision-making.

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  • Appeals to the Upper Tribunal


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    This is an essential course for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. Some experience of representing at the First-tier Tribunal is essential. 

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  • Tribunal rules


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