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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.

     

    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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  • 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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  • Residence and presence tests – in detail

    Area: Scotland

    The operation of the residence and presence tests for EEA nationals changes all the time, and with Brexit looming it is even more important to understand what social security rights EEA nationals and their family members currently have. 

    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. It will cover the new EEA Regulations that came into force in February 2017, and caselaw developments on:

    • EEA residence rights;
    • who has a 'genuine and sufficient link to the UK' and therefore does not need to wait 2 years to get disability and carer's benefits;
    • and when the UK is or is not the 'competent state'

    It focuses on groups experiencing particular difficulties with the tests and those for whom the application of these tests is changing.

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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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  • Right to reside and habitual residence

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This one-day standard level course looks at the operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests in benefits and tax credits. It covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the residence rights of those who face the greatest difficulties: European nationals and their family members.

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  • Right to reside and habitual residence

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    This one-day standard level course looks at the operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests in benefits and tax credits. It covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the residence rights of those who face the greatest difficulties: European nationals and their family members.

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