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  • Overpayments of benefit and tax credits

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    Benefit may be overpaid for many reasons and recovery often leaves people in hardship. Using practical examples, this course equips you to deal with overpayments by taking a systematic approach to checking and challenging recoverability.

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  • Personal independence payment – the essentials

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    Personal independence payment (PIP) is the disability benefit for people aged 16-65. This course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to help the people you work with make effective claims.

    The course covers:

    • What is PIP?
    • Who can claim
    • Helping a client who is thinking about claiming PIP
    • Tips and guidance in completing the form
    • Supporting clients through the assessment
    • Getting the decision – what next

    The course is aimed at those with no or limited knowledge of benefits.

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  • PIP - caselaw update

    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course includes a round up of the latest personal independence payment (PIP) caselaw. Practical examples give advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments and consider the impact on tactics for PIP appeals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas.

    The course covers:

    • A round-up of recent Upper Tribunal decisions

    • A discussion of the potential relevance of caselaw relating to other benefits

    • How caselaw and the PIP entitlement criteria affect tactics at appeal hearings

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  • PIP and attendance allowance – an introduction

    Area: Scotland

    This one-day course gives you an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP) and 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 PIP
    • Who is entitled to AA
    • How to claim
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  • PIP – caselaw and tactics

    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course includes a round up of the latest personal independence payment (PIP) caselaw. Practical examples give advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments, and consider the impact of recent decisions and other developments on tactics for PIP appeals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas.

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  • Representing at the First-tier tribunal

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This popular two-day course gives a basic grounding in representing clients at the First-tier Tribunal. Through mock tribunals, participants gain experience in a safe environment where there is nothing to lose.

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  • Representing at the First-tier Tribunal

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This popular two-day course gives a basic grounding in representing clients at the First-tier Tribunal. Through mock tribunals, participants gain experience in a safe environment where there is nothing to lose.

     

    The course covers:

    • Making an appeal
    • Tribunal procedure
    • Case preparation – getting evidence and applying the law
    • The role of the chair
    • Rules of evidence
    • Basic advocacy and presentational skills

     

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  • Residence and presence tests – in detail

    Area: Scotland

    The operation of residence and presence tests for EEA nationals changes all the time, and with Brexit looming it is even more important to understand current social security rights for EEA nationals and their families. This experienced level course looks in detail at presence and residence requirements for EEA nationals in the UK, focusing on more complex areas and updates.

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