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  • Appeals to the Upper Tribunal

    Area: Scotland

    This course is essential for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. The main aim of the course is to give you an understanding of what is an error of law and practice in finding errors of law in the First-tier Tribunal statement of reasons.

     

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  • Benefits and tax credits law update

    Area: Scotland

    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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  • PIP – caselaw and tactics

    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course includes a round up of the latest personal independence payment (PIP) caselaw. Practical examples give advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments, and consider the impact of recent decisions and other developments on tactics for PIP appeals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas.

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  • Residence and presence tests – in detail

    Area: Scotland

    The operation of residence and presence tests for EEA nationals changes all the time, and with Brexit looming it is even more important to understand current social security rights for EEA nationals and their families. This experienced level course looks in detail at presence and residence requirements for EEA nationals in the UK, focusing on more complex areas and updates.

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  • Social security law update

    Area: Scotland

    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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  • Students and benefits – an update

    Area: Scotland

    Make sure you know what benefit changes are in the pipeline and likely to affect students. Welfare reform is changing the face of our benefits system with many changes made and others still to come.

    This essential half-day course focuses on recent developments and forthcoming changes in benefits and tax credits aimed specifically at students, and the impact more general changes might have on students.

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  • Two-child limit in UC and tax credits

    Area: Scotland

    The two-child limit is perhaps the most controversial welfare reform measure yet, affecting large numbers of low-income families both in and out of work. This half-day course looks in detail at how it is being implemented, who is affected and when exceptions apply. It also provides participants with an opportunity to explore implications in the context of human rights and share updates on legal challenges.

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  • UC for people with ill health and disabilities

    Area: Scotland

    With universal credit (UC) full service expected to operate across the country by the end of 2018, many more people with disabilities and health conditions will be claiming UC for the first time. This course looks at the UC rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people. It will equip you to advise clients about the transfer to UC, including through changes of circumstances such as failing a work capability assessment. You will also explore how conditionality and awards change as people move into work, or become unable to work.

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