Coronavirus and benefits (half-day course)

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the introduction of the Coronavirus Act 2020, has had an immediate impact on the demand for benefit advice. This workshop gives you the latest information to help you understand the changes in these fast-moving times and keep your tenants in the know about what is available for them.

Coronavirus and benefits (half-day course)

This workshop covers:

  • Self-isolation and benefits
  • UC and ESA new rules
  • Advice issued to claimants
  • Making a new claim for UC
  • Suspension of deductions from benefits
  • Jobcentre appointments and benefit assessments
  • Self-employed Income Support Scheme
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Eligibility for SSP
  • Free school meals
  • Q & As.

Essential for housing officers, income officers, benefit advisers, leasehold management officers and support workers.

Alison Markantonis

Income management Alison Markantonis

Alison Markantonis is an experienced welfare benefits, financial capability and employment skills practitioner, who has worked successfully in the affordable housing and benefits sector for the last 27 years. She has worked with many housing and support organisations and brings her extensive experience to specialise in demystifying the benefits system, money management and employability skills training for both frontline staff and tenants. Her approach is participative and interactive, using case studies and her own experience to take the complex, and make it not only simple, but also applicable.