Universal credit – claimant responsibilities and sanctions

Level: Standard

Work-related requirements are a cornerstone of universal credit (UC). Statistics show that UC claimants are frequently sanctioned. This course will give you a good understanding of what goes into a claimant commitment and the work-related requirements that people are expected to meet. You will have a chance to think about how flexibilities in the system might help clients reduce the risk of a sanction. The course will also equip you to advocate effectively on behalf of clients who are faced with benefit sanctions.

The course covers:

  • Understanding the claimant commitment
  • Work-related requirements for people with health conditions and caring responsibilities
  • Work-related requirement flexibilities and exemptions under UC
  • The effect of devolved powers on work-related requirements
  • Sanctions – when they apply, how much and for how long
  • Challenging a sanction decision
  • Getting hardship payments

 

 

“MORE CONFIDENT NOW TO CHALLENGE SANCTIONS”
“A GREAT SESSION WHICH GENERATED A LOT OF DISCUSSION RELEVANT TO OUR WORK”

 

 

 

 

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