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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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  • Representing at the First-tier Tribunal

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This popular two-day course gives a basic grounding in representing clients at the First-tier Tribunal. Through mock tribunals, participants gain experience in a safe environment where there is nothing to lose.

     

    The course covers:

    • Making an appeal
    • Tribunal procedure
    • Case preparation – getting evidence and applying the law
    • The role of the chair
    • Rules of evidence
    • Basic advocacy and presentational skills

     

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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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  • Right to reside and habitual residence

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This one-day standard level course looks at the operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests in benefits and tax credits. It covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the residence rights of those who face the greatest difficulties: European nationals and their family members.

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  • Scottish Welfare Fund – effective applications

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This course provides both a practical introduction to the fund and an overview of the tactics which make for an effective application. It explains when and how to make applications for DWP short-term benefit advances – often a preliminary step before a Scottish Welfare Fund application.

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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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  • Students and benefits – eligibility

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    Many advisers work with students in both further and higher education. This one-day course explains the different benefits that further and higher education students can claim.

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