Domestic Violence and Welfare Benefits

This course gives an overview of the benefit system to anyone supporting women affected by domestic violence and prepares them for the introduction of universal credit.

Course available:in-house only (on a date and location of your choice)
Duration: 1 day

Course contains

  • A recap of the benefit structure and administration
  • Benefit entitlement under the legacy benefit system for women affected by domestic violence for:
    - Pregnancy
    - Illness/disability
    - Children
    - Unemployment
    - In-work
    - Older women
    - Housing costs
  • Universal Credit for women affected by domestic violence; who is entitled and how it is made up under:
    - Gateway conditions
    - And when fully rolled out.
  • The course considers conditionality and the available exemptions under both benefits systems

Learning outcomes

After this course, you should be able to understand:

  • what benefits are available to women affected by domestic violence pre universal credit
  • the entitlement rules for universal credit and the timetable for the introduction
  • the claims process and how universal credit is calculated
  • the new conditionality and sanctions
  • the potential impact on women affected by domestic violence.

Suitable for

People who give support to those who are affected by domestic violence in refuge and in the community. Delegates should have some benefit knowledge

CPD hours 0