Changing practice to deal with social security changes



Universal credit has been one of the biggest changes in social security in recent years, but it is by no means the only change.  As can often be the case, sometimes the bigger changes can eclipse and obscure smaller but similarly significant changes. 

This session provides an update on all key issues regarding major and crucial changes to the benefits system. Delegates will hear about issues such as migration from legacy benefits to Universal Credit both by “managed” migration as well as “natural” migration, and the rules that protect claimants on legacy benefits who as a consequence of recent changes are not required to claim Universal Credit.  As well as the recent changes to the definition of pensioner and working-age couples; and the recent changes to legislation regarding the rights of EEA/EU Nationals as the UK moves towards leaving the EU.

Delegates will also look at the issue of devolved benefits; what has happened to date, and the changes that are being introduced over the next couple of years.

This short and comprehensive session will be extremely useful for those dealing with benefits for tenants such as housing officers and assistants; money advice and welfare rights officers or support workers.

Changing practice to deal with social security changes takes place on 28th October from 9.30 – 12.30 at Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ.  You can find out more and book your place HERE, please email info@share.org.uk