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Benefits Overview Training Course - January 2020

This event is currently full. However you can register now and get added to a waiting list. You will be notified if spaces become available.
Our Benefits Overview Course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or advocacy who need to know more about - or need a refresher on - changes to welfare benefits and social security.

Don’t know your UC from your PIP? Confused by the range of benefits and tax credits?

How quickly they change, how they overlap and how disabled people can get extra help? This course gives a basic overview of the current system.

Our Benefits Overview Course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or advocacy who need to know more about - or need a refresher on - changes to welfare benefits and social security. It is interactive – with practical exercises and plenty of time for discussion – and is ideal for advice workers, social workers, support workers and anyone else supporting clients with social security benefits.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand how the benefits system is structured and the differences between contributory, non-contributory and means-tested benefits
  • Know who can claim each of the benefits which make up the system
  • Have an awareness of common issues affecting people when claiming health and disability benefits
  • Have explored the Work Capability Assessment and the disability conditions in Personal Independence Payment
  • Understand how ongoing reforms are affecting disabled people
  • Know how packages of entitlements can be claimed together
  • Be able to complete basic benefit checks to ensure people are claiming their likely entitlements
  • Be able to give basic advice up to the stage of challenging a benefit entitlement decision

The course is not for individual claimants.

January 21st, 2020 10:00 AM   to   4:00 PM
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
United Kingdom
Course fee - including VAT
Member rate £ 135.00
Non-member rate £ 180.00

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