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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 update

    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 on tactics for PIP appeals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas.

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    • A round-up of recent Upper Tribunal decisions

    • A discussion of the potential relevance of caselaw relating to other benefits

    • How caselaw and the PIP entitlement criteria affect tactics at appeal hearings

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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, in particular with the introduction of universal credit. The course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits and tax credits systems as they apply to students, and updates advisers on changes, rather than on existing rules.

    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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  • 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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