Benefits for disabled children and their families

Level: Basic

This half-day course offers practical advice on how to check that a family is getting all they should and how you can help them make claims effectively. It aims to give you an understanding of the benefits system, help you recognise important issues, identify points when a family’s entitlement may change and know when to refer for specialist advice.

This course covers:

  • An overview of the benefit system with an emphasis on families
  • Who should apply for disability living allowance and how to help
  • How the introduction of universal credit may affect families
  • Benefits that are often overlooked

The course is aimed at anyone working with children and families. No previous knowledge of benefits and tax credits is required. If you work with over 16s you may be interested in our course Benefits for disabled children from age 16.

Book this course at the special price of £45 per person or book it as an in-house course for £250 in total for up to 20 people for organisations in Scotland.