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Free Universal Credit Sessions in your area
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Advice NI

Advice NI are offering free information sessions to answer any questions about Universal Credit.
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This one day, introductory level course will provide generalist advisers with an overview of: How to access Social Rented Housing; The rights of Social Rented Tenants (including repair); The rights and responsibilities of Private Rental Tenants and Landlords (including repair); Grants and Disability Adaptation for tenants and owner-occupiers; Specialist/Sheltered Housing; How to access specialist advice and when to refer onward
Dates:
30 June 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This one-day course focuses on commonly experienced problem areas within Universal Credit. Learning involves using case studies collected from our network and the GB experience of Universal Credit.
Dates:
12 June 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This three-day course will fully equip advisers with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully and professionally represent their clients at the first tier Social Security Tribunal.
Dates:
03 - 17 June 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This intensive in depth 1 day course, will identify which benefits Universal Credit replaces and which remain outside Universal Credit. It will explain the detailed rules of Universal Credit, including the basic conditions of entitlement, financial conditions, benefit caps, under-occupancy penalties and claimant conditionality, including sanctions.
Dates:
12 May 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This is a one-day course for those with a foundation college of Universal Credit.
Dates:
08 May 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This one-day course focuses on better mandatory reconsideration writing, advocating to the department and preparing a case up to appeal. A foundation knowledge of PIP, ESA and Universal Credit is required for participants.
Dates:
01 May 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

Updated for 2020, this half-day session answers all of your questions on Universal Credit, how it will affect you and what you can do to prepare for it.
Dates:
28 February 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This in depth, practical course focuses on all aspects of Universal Credit.
Dates:
18 February - 03 March 2020
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This session will look at how decisions are made , what mandatory reconsideration is and what direct lodgement means for a client’s rights to appeal. It will explain the new process for challenging a case in relation to clients conditionality, the work capability assessment and sanctions.
Dates:
17 December 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This session will explain in great detail how individuals will have certain obligations placed upon them to successfully maintain their claim to benefits and the impact of sanctions on those deemed not to have carried out these actions. It will look at the new 2018 sanctions regime relating to ESA, JSA and Universal Credit.
Dates:
08 November 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

Universal Credit has fundamentally changed the legacy means-tested benefits system as we know it. This intensive in depth one-day course will identify which benefits Universal Credit replaces and which remain outside Universal Credit. It will explain the detailed rules of Universal Credit, including the basic conditions of entitlement, financial conditions, benefit caps, under-occupancy penalties and claimant conditionality, including sanctions.
Dates:
22 October 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This session will look at how decisions are made, what mandatory reconsideration is and what direct lodgement means for a client’s rights to appeal. It will explain the new process for challenging a case in relation to clients conditionality, the work capability assessment and sanctions.
Dates:
16 October 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This comprehensive half day course will train advisers in the key skills required to support clients in preparing for, making and maintaining a Universal Credit account. It covers all aspects of digital support, from online safety to coaching clients digitally. It will also cover the processes and procedures to follow if a vulnerability is identified and an offline claim needs to be made.
Dates:
18 September 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This in depth, practical course focuses on all aspects of Universal Credit. Key content includes: what is Universal Credit (e.g. benefit rules, processes, applications, sanctions); changes to and transitions from other benefits and supports (e.g. Housing Benefit); what Universal Credit means for the claimant (e.g. responsibilities and employability); claimant support (e.g. vulnerability, digital support, and financial capability)
Dates:
12 September 2019 19 September 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

Universal Credit has fundamentally changed the legacy means-tested benefits systems as we know it. This intensive in depth one day course will identify which benefits Universal Credit replaces and which remain outside Universal Credit. It will explain the detailed rules of Universal Credit, including the basic conditions of entitlement, financial conditions, benefit caps, under-occupancy penalties and claimant conditionality, including sanctions.
Dates:
21 August 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This short 90 minute sessions is designed for advisers who have a sound knowledge of Universal Credit and require further information or an update in relation to Student Finance and Universal Credit. This session will cover: how Universal Credit treats student income (Bursaries/Grants), how to calculate awards for students, which elements students are eligible to claim and under what circumstances.
Dates:
13 August 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This session will explain in detail how self-employed income is treated by Universal Credit and will include information on the Minimum Income Floor, Surplus Income, Monthly Accounting, Start-up Periods and Conditionality Issues which might impact upon the self-employed.
Dates:
13 August 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This 90-minute session will explain how individuals will have certain obligations placed upon them to successfully maintain their claim to benefits and the impact of sanctions on those deemed not to have carried out these actions. It will look at the new 2018 sanctions regime relating to ESA, JSA and Universal Credit.
Dates:
07 August 2019
Belfast
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Training/Advice

Advice NI

This FREE half day training session focuses on perhaps the most significant reform to Social Security since the inception of the Welfare State. It provides participants with an overview of which means tested benefits Universal Credit replaces, how entitlement is calculated, how it works for different groups of people interfacing with the benefit and when it will be implemented in the different geographical areas of Northern Ireland. These sessions are available for a limited period. We are offering free sessions in Universal Credit for groups of 10+ but they can only be booked up to the end of May. To book a session or find out more please email [email protected] or call the Training Team on 028 9064 5919.
Dates:
02 - 29 May 2019
Belfast