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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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Food banks fulfil a vital role as they help to support people who find themselves or their families without food. Over the last few years particularly as a result of the economic downturn there has been a rapid growth of food banks providing emergency help and assistance to people across Northern Ireland. In order to help understand the rise in reliance of people on emergency food Advice NI has carried out research.
20 October 2016 - 10:30PIP 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.
20 October 2016 - 13:00This 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.
24 October 2016 - 09:30This 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...
26 October 2016 - 09:30Universal 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...
27 October 2016 - 10:00ACM 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.
31 October 2016 - 09:30Following 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...
12 October 2016 - 12:05As you may know the Department for Communities (DfC) is rolling out measures to ensure the advice sector is prepared to assist the general public through the...
06 October 2016 - 14:28Advice NI is currently recruiting for the following post as part of the Welfare Reform Support Project:
- Team Leader - WRSP
06 October 2016 - 14:09Advice NI is currently recruiting for the following posts as part of the Welfare Reform Support Project:
- Welfare Reform Advisers (8 Telephony in ...