Universal Credit – full steam ahead

Manchester – Wednesday 6 December
London – Wednesday 13 December
Time: 12:00 - 16:30

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.
  • Potential legal challenges that may solve some of the problems caused by the UC system.

Relevant training materials and lunch will be provided and the seminar will carry 3 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.

Speakers

Carla Clarke, Legal Officer, CPAG
Simon Osborne, Welfare Rights Worker, CPAG in Scotland
Tom Royston, Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers
Martin Williams, Welfare Rights Worker, CPAG

Venues

The London seminar venue is Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA

The Manchester seminar venue is Garden Court North Chambers, 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2JA

Booking a place 

The Early Bird booking price - valid before 5th of November 2017 - prices start from £89.64 for a voluntary organisation and from £145.35 for statutory and lawyers.

NORMALLY booking prices start from £105.45 for voluntary organisations and £145.35 for statutory and lawyers.

The seminar will carry 3 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.