Social Welfare Training Limited have created free online briefing documents for the current changes to benefits.

Recent updates cover:

  • Free School Meals replaced by vouchers
  • Recovery of benefit overpayment suspended
  • Carer’s Allowance- concessions
  • More UC staff
  • DWP Visiting Service has suspended
  • Temporary Release of Prisoners- claims for means tested benefits accepted
  • Increase in the Maximum for Social Fund Funeral Grant
  • Claim Child Benefit regardless of Register of birth delays
  • Clients shielding can access SSP
  • remaining on WTC whilst furloughed/ waiting for self employment grant
  • treatment for benefit purposes of taxable grant payment under the 2 main government schemes
    – Furloughed Employees (CJRS) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    – Self Employed (SEISS) Self Employed Income Support Scheme

The documents are being kept updated and can be downloaded from the following links:

Social Welfare Training Covid-19 Coronavirus Briefing 1 At a Glance Guide To Benefit Changes 

Social Welfare Training Covid-19 Coronavirus Briefing 2 Loss of Income  

Social Welfare Training Covid-19 Coronavirus Briefing 3 Government Income Replacement Schemes

They are also offering a 90 minute paid for online course which still has some availability during April & May – COVID-19 BENEFIT UPDATER 2020 

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