Providing advice to constituents on the welfare system and helping people claim the benefits they are entitled to is a key aspect of constituency work. Politics Plus recognises the challenge this presents to Members and their staff, given the complexities of the system.
Politics Plus is working in collaboration with Housing Rights to bring you a session to update your knowledge on Welfare Reform and the impacts on the housing situation of vulnerable and low-income households in Northern Ireland. It will also highlight the types of accommodation and groups of people who will remain on Housing Benefit in the short term.
The Long Gallery
WORKSHOP DATE AND DURATION
Thursday 4th April 2019
10:00am Welcome and Introductions
10:10am Universal Credit: Context & Background
10:25am Key Differences between Housing Benefit and help with housing costs under Universal Credit
11:35am The Claim Process
12:00pm Financial Hurdles to Universal Credit and Payments
This workshop is available to Members and Party Support Staff.