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  • Benefits for young people

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This course will help advisers, social services staff, housing workers, youth and education workers and anyone advising young people to get to grips with the complex and changing benefit rules relating to young people. 

    The course looks at how the benefits system applies to young people, particularly those aged 16–21.

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  • Overpayment of benefit

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Benefit may be overpaid for many reasons and recovery often leaves people in hardship. Using practical examples, this course equips you to deal with overpayments by taking a systematic approach to checking and challenging recoverability. It also looks at the different rules and tactics that apply with the introduction of universal credit.

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  • Representing at the first-tier Tribunal

    Level: Standard

    training course

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  • Using legislation and caselaw

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Advisers regularly deal with complex areas of social security and tax credits law. This one-day course explores some of the legal skills required by lay advisers, and provides information on different aspects of the legal system. 

    The course covers:

    • Legal research skills – finding the law and legal precedents
    • Using legislation – Acts, regulations and caselaw
    • Using the annotated guides – Social Security Legislation (Sweet and Maxwell)
    • Interpreting legislation
    • Information on using the internet for legal research 

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