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​Undisclosed partners and tax credits

A client came to see an advisor at an outreach venue. The client had received a letter from HMRC stating that they believed that a potential undisclosed partner was living at her address and therefore had terminated her single claim award. The client had been separated from her husband for several years; however he still used her address.

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  • Negotiation & Communication Skills for Debt Advisers

    01 March 2017 - 09:30

    This skilled level course is designed to provide you with tips and tactics to enable a successful outcome to negotiating with creditors and other key persons involved with debt. This course is accredited with OCNNI at Level 4. This is a core course for those seeking MAS accreditation at Advice Work...
  • NI Advice Standard Training: Case Recording and Quality of Advice Audits - 2nd March 2017

    02 March 2017 - 10:00

    This course is to prepare managers and advisers for the Northern Ireland Advice Quality Standard. It will provide a practical guide to improve the quality of case recording and how to evidence continuous personal development. It will also cover the Advice NI recommended quality assurance activities...
  • Time Orders

    03 March 2017 - 09:30

    This specialist level course will look in detail at the powers of the court to grant Time Orders, and the arguments to support the making of such Orders. It identifies when a Time Order is appropriate. This course will soon be accredited by OCNNI at Level 4.
  • An Introduction to Personal Independence Payments

    06 March 2017 - 09:30

    The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent at Westminster on the 8th of March 2012 and introduced significant reforms to the Social Security Benefit System including the abolition of Disability Living Allowance for working age people in favour of a new benefit known as a Personal Independence...
  • An Accredited Guide to Welfare Reforms (Run 5 - Derry - March 2017)

    08 March 2017 - 10:00

    This interactive course covers all aspects of current welfare reforms including PIP, ESA changes, Discretionary Support, and changes to housing related benefits. It explores sanctions, mitigations, and challenging decisions (e.g. mandatory reconsiderations). The course will fully equip advisers...
  • Triage for Initial Contact & Support Workers

    09 March 2017 - 09:30

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