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Benefits Overview Training Course

24 February 2019

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.

Venue: Plexal, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS

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.

The next dates for the Benefits Overview Training Courses are:

17th April 2019

12th June 2019

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

Booking a course

The cost of the full-day course is £112.5 +VAT per person.

You can book a place on the following courses online:

17th April 2019

12th June 2019

The course is not for individual claimants.

Feedback on our courses and workshops

"Independent Lives would like to say a huge thank you for being part of such a great day on Wednesday. We have had some great feedback from attendees so far, and the workshops were pitched just right. We also look forward to working with Disability Rights UK again in the future."  Charlie Willis, Independent Lives

"Tutor was very good and gave us ample time to ask questions as we went along." Shelley Leckey, Team Leader, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

"Very good course - a good grounding and foundation. I feel more confident to support clients with completing forms and answering queries."  Kathie Butcher, Gateopener, Mildenhall

"Your course on ESA was among one of the best I've been on, both in terms of information given and value for money." - Caroline Milne, Barons Court Project

“I think the course I attended was excellent and would definitely attend again.” - Gail Anderson, East Hampshire Advocacy Scheme

Further Information

To request further information, please contact Anna Fahy anna.fahy@disabilityrightsuk.org