Stick or Twist? Jumping Ship to Universal Credit

Training for more experienced benefit advisers who are confident about covering issues in more, and sometimes complex detail.

Stick or Twist? Jumping Ship to Universal Credit

Wednesday 8th December 2021. 10.30am -1.30pm including a 30 minute break

There is a maximum of 17 places. These will initially be offered to people who are part of the Strengthening Voices Realising Rights (SVRR) project.

Who is this course for?

For experienced DDPO benefit advisers who are confident about covering issues in more, and sometimes complex detail.

About the course

Around 6 million people have claimed universal credit (UC), but another 3 million are still on Legacy benefits. Changes to the rules in January 2021 make it easier to switch to UC, but is this a good choice? Many Legacy claimants are better off delaying a move to UC, but others should consider switching ASAP. The right choice may be complicated and advisers should not depend on a simple ‘better off’ calculation. This course considers best practice, and looks for a more systematic approach.

Course agenda:

  • Who has a choice and why
  • How much is involved and for how long
  • Using an ‘informed crystal ball’ in case of changes
  • Developing a system or pro forma to advise better

About the trainer

Course delivered by Steve Johnson of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

What is a DDPO?

Please note this is an event for Deaf and Disabled People Organisations (DDPOs). DDPOs are organisations that are run and controlled by Deaf/Disabled people, with Deaf/Disabled people representing at least 75% of Trustees and over 50% of paid staff.

How to book

To book a place, please click on the ‘Book your free ticket‘ button above. We will then confirm your booking and email you details of how to join the Zoom meeting.

If for any reason you cannot attend after booking please let Christine know ASAP so we can make the place available to others. Email 

Please also fill in a feedback form at the end of the session.


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Stick or Twist Universal Credit £0.00

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