Young people and benefits

If you work with young people, make sure you are up-to-date with the welfare reforms affecting their benefits and find out what difference universal credit (UC) will make. This course will help you advise young people from age 16 on entitlement whether in or looking for work, in training or education, sick or disabled.

The course covers:

  • Benefits for young people in or looking for work
  • An overview of what young people in education or training can claim
  • Young parents' entitlement to benefits
  • Benefits for young people who are carers, sick or disabled
  • Changes to help with UC housing costs for young people
  • Maintaining a claim and dealing with sanctions
  • UC for young people