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​An adviser conducted a benefits check and successfully appealed an Attendance Allowance

An adviser conducted a benefit entitlement check for an 80 year old woman suffering from angina, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoarthritis, depression and had a propensity to fall. An application was made for Attendance Allowance.

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Upcoming Training

  • Nutshell: PIP - What You Need to Know About the New Form and Medical Assessment

    20 October 2016 - 10:30

    PIP Fresh Claims began on June 20th 2016. This practical session will advise you on best practice in form completion and how to advise your clients in preparation for the medical assessment.
  • Challenging Decisions and Welfare Reform

    20 October 2016 - 13:00

    This session will look at how decisions are made , what mandatory reconsideration is and what direct lodgement means for a client’s rights to appeal. It will explain the new process for challenging a case and the financial considerations of this for benefits like ESA or JSA.
  • Mental Health: Good Practice for Debt Advisers

    24 October 2016 - 09:30

    This course will demonstrate how to identify, support, advise and refer clients that have a mental health issue. We recommend a process to follow that reflects key guidelines and the law. This skilled level course will enable you to identify and understand the issues that arise in relation to debt...
  • An Introduction to Universal Credit

    26 October 2016 - 09:30

    Universal Credit will fundamentally change the current means-tested benefits and tax credit systems as we know it. This in depth 1 day course will explain the detailed rules of Universal Credit including the basic conditions of entitlement, financial conditions, benefit caps, under occupancy...
  • Advice Pro Clinic

    27 October 2016 - 10:00

    ACM Solutions, who develop AdvicePro, are running a clinic to give details of current and ongoing developments in the AdvicePro system and to hear feedback from users on how the system is working for them.
  • Using the Consumer Credit Act in Practice

    31 October 2016 - 09:30

    Following from the What is the Consumer Credit Act on-line learning (which is a pre-requisite), this discussion based, and practical day is designed to support your application of the theory and legislation related to the Consumer Credit Act. It will give you the opportunity to build on previous...

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