With an estimated 53% of Universal Credit claimants affected by Third Party Deductions, ensuring that these are correct and as affordable as possible is a regular feature of many debt adviser’s role. This course will equip debt advisers with the knowledge they need to advise their clients in receipt of UC on which deductions can be made, check that rates of deduction are correct and whether they can get deductions changed or reduced.
- Explain the rules which apply to deductions and payments to third parties for debt in Universal Credit
- Calculate rates of deduction and establish priority between deductions
- Identify who is responsible for setting the rate of deduction for common third party debts
- Decide how best to challenge a third party deduction decision
CPD: 4.5 Hours
Duration: One day