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  • Benefits overview (NEW)

    Level: Basic

    training course

    This one-day introductory level course provides an overview of the benefits and tax credits system and examines how the system is changing as universal credit is introduced. 

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  • Challenging ESA Decisions

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Employment and support allowance (ESA) is the subject of considerable change. This course looks at appeal issues and tactics, including the developing body of caselaw. 

    Among the subjects considered are: 

    • Entitlement to ESA whilst challenging an ESA decision
    • Submissions, medical evidence and other tactical issues
    • Important work capability assessment caselaw 

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  • DLA for children

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Disability living allowance (DLA) is the main way of meeting the additional needs of many children yet it is under claimed and hard to understand. This course looks at the DLA rules as they apply to children and considers how to fill in the form to avoid pitfalls and get the best outcome from the outset.

    This course covers:

    • What extra care needs must a child have to qualify for DLA
    • The main caselaw on DLA for children
    • Basic milestones in childhood development
    • The impact of stays in residential schools and care homes

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  • Supporting vulnerable clients

    Level: Basic

    training course

    This course will give you the skills and strategies you need to resolve the problems vulnerable people face in claiming benefits, including universal credit

    Taking a practical, problem-solving approach, the course focuses on the basic benefits and will equip trainees to prevent a problem becoming a crisis. Workers with limited or even no knowledge of the benefit system will gain the most from this course. 

    The course includes: 

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  • Residence and presence tests – in detail


    training course

    This one-day experienced level course looks in detail at how European nationals can satisfy the residence and presence requirements in benefits and tax credits and provides an update on recent developments. The course focuses on groups experiencing particular difficulties with the tests and those for whom the application of these tests is changing. 

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  • PIP - caselaw and tactics


    training course

    This half-day course gives advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments in relation to personal independence payment (PIP), and consider the impact of recent decisions and other developments on tactics for PIP tribunals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas. 

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  • Satisfying the residence and presence tests - in detail


    training course

    This NEW one-day experienced level course looks in detail at how European nationals can satisfy the residence and presence requirements in benefits and tax credits and provides an update on recent developments. The course focuses on groups experiencing particular difficulties with the tests and those for whom the application of these tests is changing.

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  • Universal credit - the problem areas


    training course

    This course looks in detail at some of the emerging areas of dispute that universal credit claimants face. It takes a practical, problem-solving approach and gives an opportunity for participants to share their own experiences of universal credit in practice.

    The course includes:

    • Issues relating to gateway conditions
    • Claims process
    • Payment issues including alternative payment arrangements
    • Sanctions and the claimant commitment
    • UC in the digital service areas

     

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  • ESA appeals - updated

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Employment and support allowance (ESA) is the subject of considerable change. This course looks at appeal issues and tactics, including the developing body of caselaw and updated to include challenging ESA decisions.

    Among the subjects considered are:

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  • PIP and attendance allowance - an introduction


    training course

    This one-day course gives you an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP) and to attendance allowance (AA), both vitally important benefits for people with disabilities. This introductory course is aimed at advisers with little or no experience of these benefits. It will give you an understanding of the main rules and help you deal with common problems.

    The course covers:

    • Who is entitled to AA and PIP
    • How to claim
    • Transfer from DLA to PIP

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