Welfare Benefits for Young People

This course will help delegates to have a better understanding of the welfare benefit system as it applies to young people (16 to 21) and to consider the changing benefits rules

Course contains

  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Housing Benefit Rules and the proposed changes for 18 to 21 year olds
  • Universal Credit
  • Conditionality, Sanctions and Severe Hardship provisions
  • Benefit entitlement for young people with different and complex circumstances

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits available for young people particularly those aged 16 to 21
  • Understand the proposed changes that will affect Housing Benefit particularly for those aged 18 to 21
  • Understand the conditionality and sanctions regime
  • Understand how Universal Credit and other welfare reforms will affect young people
  • Consider the benefit entitlements for young people with a range of different and complex circumstances.

Suitable for

Housing advisers, solicitors, debt workers, local authority and housing association housing officers.

CPD hours 5