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.

Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

    Part one - A recap of the benefit structure and administration

    Part two - Benefits for women in affected by domestic violence pre the full service of UC:

    • The timetable of UC roll-out (who is affected and when)
    • Which benefit to claim?
    • Benefits for women who are pregnant
    • Benefits for women with an illness or disability
    • Benefits for women with children
    • Benefits for unemployed women
    • Benefits for working women
    • Benefits for older women
    • Housing costs
    • Social Fund and other help
    • Challenging Decisions

    Part three - Universal credit and how the rollout affects victims of domestic violence:

    • Eligibility
    • Allowances and Elements (how it is made up)
    • Capitals and income
    • Benefit cap
    • Calculation
    • Claims and assessments
    • Advance payments
    • Assessment periods
    • Transitional protection
    • Claimant commitment
    • Conditionality and sanctions
    • Learning outcomes

      After this course, you should be able to understand:

      • the benefits available to women affected by domestic violence
      • the process for challenging decisions
      • the entitlement rules for universal credit and the timetable for the rollout
      • 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