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  • Universal credit for people with ill-health and disabilities

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    As the migration to universal credit (UC) continues more individuals with ill health and disabilities will come under UC. 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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  • Universal credit – claimant responsibilities and sanctions

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    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.

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  • Using legislation and caselaw

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    Build your skills with this practical course. If you prepare cases for reconsideration or appeal, knowing when and how to refer to the law can make your case more effective. Being able to direct decision makers to the law can even win the case at an earlier stage. This course explores some of the legal skills required by lay advisers, and gives information on different aspects of the legal system.

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    • Legal research skills – finding the law and legal precedents

    • How to use legislation when preparing a case – Acts, regulations and caselaw

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