In house course available
For those above working age the benefits system is very different and this course will explain these major differences. We will cover Pension Credit (including calculating); State Retirement Pension and changes in 2016; Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance- how to qualify and claim and Council Tax Benefit. We will also include issues such as Winter Fuel Payments, etc This course is aimed at those working with older people and who would like a clear overview of the benefits system for this client group.
In house training available
This course gives an overview of the benefits system with a particular focus on young peoples entitlement. By the end of the course participants should be able to advise clients of the right benefits for them and help clients get the maximum amount of benefit available.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Understand the means test and how work aged means tested benefits are calculated
Identify which means tested benefits are available for your clients
Understand the requirements of the limited capability for work assessments
Understand benefit rules specifically for 6 and 17 year olds as well as those under 25
Universal credit is also covered in this course
Tutor: Clare Knapman and Janet Sheridan
Welfare Benefits for Clients with Disabilities – An Introduction
Date to be confirmed
Time to be confirmed
In house course available
This course focuses on those benefits for clients with disabilities. By the end of the course participants will have an awareness of benefits available to those with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions; understand the requirements of the limited capability for work assessments (ESA); understand requirements for Personal Independence Payment (PIP); Understand how Disability Living Allowance fits in.
This short course provides a clear overview of Employment and Support Allowance.
Participants will understand the basic qualifying conditions for ESA; what will happen to claimants during the assessment and main phases of ESA; how to fill in the ESA50 questionnaire effectively, in detail and with confidence; have an overview of the appeals process.
The introduction of the Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act 2007 will completely reshape bailiff law. This means a new set of rules and a new fee scale applicable to all bailiffs. This course addresses dealing with county court bailiffs, council tax, fines or parking with an opportunity to consider the likely problems and possibilities of the new law.
This course covers:
The background to the reform process & 2007 Act and new enforcement regime
In house Course available
PIP has replaced DLA for working age clients and with a different structure to DLA and completely new assessment criteria this course is essential for anyone advising sick or disabled clients. The practical course is designed for those workers helping clients with PIP applications and uses practical examples to enable advisers to complete the claim and explains how clients will be assessed.
Gloucester & District Citizens Advice Bureau Charity registration number: 1044706
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Registered office: First floor - 75 - 81 Eastgate Street - Gloucester - GL1 1PN