Universal credit “full service” is rolling out at an increasing pace. This informative half-day seminar will look at some particular issues that arise in areas transitioning to full service. It will cover:
- The situations which can lead to an existing or new claimant coming within the full service system and having to claim UC, and also those where UC can be avoided;
- The detail of the legal rules which revoke legacy benefits and how they operate;
- Transitional effects of having received legacy benefits on a new UC claimant (for example previous ESA claimants and obtaining the LCW/LCWRA element of UC, waiting days, overpayments of legacy benefits);
- Practical issues with the claiming process and potential legal solutions for those unable to make a claim due to disability or unable to obtain backdating; and
- Potential legal challenges that may solve some of the problems caused by the UC system.
Relevant training materials and lunch will be provided.
The speakers are:
Simon Osborne – Welfare Rights Worker – CPAG in Scotland;
Tom Royston – Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers; and
Martin Williams – Welfare Rights Worker, CPAG.
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When: 06 Dec 2017
Start time: 13:00
End time: 16:30