Limited Capability for Work (ESA/UC)

Tuesday, 4 February '20   9:45am - 4:15pm
Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission, 49 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AU

This course provides a comprehensive and practical guide to Employment and Support Allowance and how limited capability for work affects Universal Credit. It looks at the assessment process and how to trouble-shoot typical problems.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Know who can claim ESA and/or UC because they are currently unable to work;
  • Understand the ESA/UC claims process;
  • Be able to use the Work Capability Assessment criteria effectively;
  • Know how to get ESA payments restarted when they are stopped following a failure to return forms and/or attend a medical appointment;
  • Be able to guide claimants through the appeals process;
  • Be aware of the options for returning to work in both legacy benefits and Universal Credit;
  • Have an awareness of how and when ESA claimants are likely to be affected by Universal Credit;
  • Have access to advice regarding any course-related question for 12 months after the course.

Methods of delivery
This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.

Suitability
This course is for people working with working age adults who are unable to work due a health condition or a disability. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful.

Course programme
9.45

10.00
Registration

Introductions and overview
Entitlement pending application of the Work Capability Assessment
Rates of entitlement

11.15
Break

11.30
The assessment process
The ESA/UC50
The exceptional circumstances criteria
The medical assessment

12.45
Lunch

1.30
The Work Capability Assessment decision
The mandatory reconsideration process
The appeals process

2.45
Break

3.00
Work related activity
Tackling sanctions
Moving into work

4.15
Review and close

Terms
Completing the online booking form confirms agreement of our Terms (see tab above for document). Any questions, please contact ali@benefitstraining.co.uk

Tickets

Cost
Standard booking rate (£150 + VAT)
Voluntary organisations with fewer than 5 paid staff should contact us for a discount code before booking.
£150.00 + VAT
Location

Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission
49 City Road
London
EC1Y 1AU