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Coronavirus and benefits

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 08 Jun 2020 10:00
  • End 08 Jun 2020 12:30


Coronavirus and benefits

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.

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.

Our trainer

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.

This course will also be running on 16 July 2020.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £175.00 *
2 delegates: £150.00 *
3+: £125.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £150.00 *
2 delegates: £125.00 *
3+: £100.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. 

Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


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