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Advice House Benefit Training: Benefits for under twenty-fives

We are currently waiting for detailed regulations concerning the changes to benefit entitlement for young people proposed in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2015.  However, young people are already often at a disadvantage when claiming benefits, sometimes facing extra qualifying conditions and lower rates of payment.  This course, for people with a good basic knowledge of the benefits system, looks at the conditions for claiming benefits for young people, both as part of a parent or guardian’s household or independently, their entitlement in and out of full-time, non-advance

Advice House Benefit Training: Universal Credit level 2

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent.

This session will look at some of the complications that can arise for UC claimants, including changes of circumstances, claimants who are self-employed, payments at the end of employment, the benefit cap, in-work conditionality, deductions from benefit and transitional protection issues.

“Course was brilliant. Answered all my questions.”

Advice House Benefit Training: Universal Credit level 1

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent.

This half-day course is suitable for advisers with some experience of giving benefits advice and will examine the Universal Credit Regulations, how entitlement to Universal Credit is calculated, the conditionality rules and work-related activities that claimants will be expected to undertake.

Advice House Benefit Training: Personal Independence Payment level 2

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent.

Personal Independence Payment level 2

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 2pm-5pm

This is a session for more experienced advisers who are assisting service users to claim PIP and to appeal PIP decisions.  This session will also look at recent Upper Tribunal decisions and how these can be used when completing Mandatory Reconsideration and Appeal paperwork.

Advice House Benefit Training: Employment & Support Allowance level 2

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

Employment & Support Allowance level 2

Tuesday 7th March 2017, 2pm-5pm

This is a session for more experienced advisers who are assisting service users to claim ESA and to appeal ESA decisions.  This session will also look at recent Upper Tribunal decisions and how these can be used when completing Mandatory Reconsideration and Appeal paperwork.

Advice House Benefit Traning: Employment & Support Allowance level 1

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

Employment & Support Allowance level 1

Tuesday 7th March, 10am-1pm

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) was introduced in October 2008 to replace Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support for people who are unable to work due to ill-health or disability.  This session will examine the ESA assessment criteria and who should be exempt from assessment.

Advice House Benefit Training: Benefits after a death - bite size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

Benefits after a death - bite size

Monday 6th March 2017, 2pm-3.30pm

This session is suitable for social workers and support workers who work with the bereaved.  We will look at what a widow, widower or bereaved family member needs to do following the death of a loved one and entitlements to social funeral payments and bereavement benefits.