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The Vine Centre

An adviser at The Vine Centre in Belfast referred a client to the Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service (BCTS) whose son (age 15) was disallowed Disability Living Allowance.

Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service represents clients who wish to appeal Social Security Agency (SSA) decisions on benefits, including Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independent Payment and Universal Credit. It enables clients to challenge decisions, assisting them through the process and representing them in both an Appeal and Tribunal setting.

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Upcoming Training

  • Creating & Improving Lone Working Policies

    30 May 2017 - 09:30

    Employers have a legal duty of care to do as much as possible to keep their staff safe. Employees, who are well trained in how to detect, react to and report potential risks and acts of aggression or violence are better equipped to make safer, more rational choices in the face of aggression and...
  • Nutshell: PIP - What You Need to Know About the New Form and Medical Assessment

    01 June 2017 - 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.
  • Nutshell: Welfare Reform – Preparing Your Clients for Practicalities

    05 June 2017 - 10:30

    This session will help you to prepare your clients for Welfare Reform ahead of the Universal Credit Roll out in 2017 . It will enable you to provide them with the tools to help them to understand budgeting, how their rent works, how to access help with digital inclusion and meeting their...
  • An Introduction to Advice Pro

    07 June 2017 - 09:30

    This one day training course provides an introduction to Advice Pro, a secure case managment application. Effective case management is an integral part of the advice provision process. The practical course is designed to provide advisers with a good understanding of the features and functionality...
  • Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy

    15 June 2017 - 09:30

    This Award is an introductory qualification for candidates who are interested in acquiring knowledge about the role of an Independent Advocate. It comprises the unit ‘Understanding the Purpose and Role of the Independent Advocate’. This is a knowledge based unit. What the Course covers: The...
  • Introduction to Providing Debt Advice

    19 June 2017 - 09:30

    This generalist level course is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3. It will help you understand the basic principles of money advice; explore the nature and extent of a debt problem and how to check your client’s liability.This course (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for attending other wiseradviser...

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