Assessing Student Claims for Housing Benefit Training

Learn how to deal with self-employed claims accurately and with confidence.

This course covers all the regulations and case law relating to self-employed claims and explains how to use accounting records to establish income and capital and work out notional tax and national insurance. This course has been written by our experts who have over 25 years experience in local authority legislation.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘student’
  • Identify which categories of students are eligible to claim HB
  • Define the meaning of the academic year in accordance with legislation
  • Understand the types of student income that is fully disregarded for HB purposes
  • Correctly calculate net weekly student income for HB purposes
  • Correctly calculate net weekly healthcare student income for HB purposes

Who should take this course?

The course is designed for benefit assessment officers, appeals officers and team leaders who would like to know how to assess claims for students. We recommend that you are confident at assessing the more common types of claim first, before learning this specialist area.

  • Classroom
  • £1195
    per 1 day course on your premises - up to 12 delegates (plus VAT)

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  • Eligible and non-eligible students
  • Student nurses
  • Students with two homes
  • Rent liability
  • Council Tax
  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • Healthcare
  • Initial teacher training
  • Social work
  • Postgraduates
  • Miscellaneous income
  • Disabled students
  • The academic year
  • The period of study
  • Disregards
  • Assessing loans
  • Application of the loan
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Assessing healthcare students