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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.

DBS (Disclosure and Barrng Service) Workshop

Are you aware of Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) guidelines? Is your organiaiton complying with the rules? This two hour workshop will guide you through the process and advise on how to ensure that you are staying wthin the law.

The aims of the session are to:

  • To understand your responsibilities with regards to DBS

  • To reconise the circumstances that qualify for an eligible check

 


Delivered by: Esther Bromley, Locality Team Leader, Support Staffordshire.

Writing Good Funding Applications

This session is for people representing community group or voluntary organisation committees in Lichfield and District who want to make an impact with their funding applications. Suitable for people with little or no experience or those with some experience who need a refresher.

An overall comprehensive guide to constructing good funding applications, including:

THE RIGHT START: Managing Money

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.**

An introductory session for those who look after finances.  This workshop will cover the basics to enable you to manage your money more effectively and include:

  • Basic book keeping

  • Cash flow

  • Budgeting

  • Forecasting

  • Accounting for what you spend

 

Other sessions available:

Advice House Benefit Training - DLA to PIP - bite size

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

DLA to PIP - bite size

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 2pm-3.30pm

With most people claiming DLA due to be ‘invited’ to claim PIP instead, this course looks at the similarities and differences between the two benefits, when and how the change-over happens and the options for a claimant unhappy with their PIP award.

Advice House Benefit Training - Tax Credits level 2

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

The introduction of Universal Credit will mean that people who are transferring from Tax Credits to Universal Credit part way through a tax year may receive a demand for repayment of a Tax Credit overpayment. This session will cover dealing with Tax Credit overpayments and how to dispute or appeal Tax Credit decisions.