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Conference 14 September

14/09/2021

Many of you have written expressing interest in physically attending our next conference.  We are delighted to have our excellent venue again offering exceptional spacing. Zoom is also being offered as an option.

We look forward to meeting all of you on 14 September 2021

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An introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support - 2 day course

This course is being run in house.

Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support   A 2-day Introductory Cours

Day One   

Aims and Objectives & Course Outline

Introduction to local benefits administration

**        Other welfare benefits

**        HB/CTRS Regulations, DWP guidance and local policy

 

Who can claim HB/CTRS?

**        Liability to pay rent & Council Tax Support

**        Occupying the Home

 

How to claim HB/CTRS

**        Making a Claim

**        Supporting evidence and fraud awareness

 

How to calculate HB/CTRS

**        Income

**        Capital

**        Family & Household

**        Applicable Amount

**        Non-Dependants

**        Manual calculation

**        Second Adult Rebate

**        Discretionary Housing Payment

 

Day Two        

Private Rents

**        Eligible rents

**        Referrals to the RO

**        Rent Restrictions

 

Life of an HB/CTRS claim

**        When does HB/CTRS start?

**        Backdating

**        Changes of circumstances

**        When does HB/CTRS stop?

**        Extended Payments

 

Payment of HB/CTRS

**        How benefit is paid 

**        Who benefit is paid to

**        How often is payment made

 

Overpayments / Excess Benefits

**        What is an overpayment/excess benefit?