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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

  • Supervision: Essential Skills and Best Practice

    25 September 2017 - 09:30

    This course is designed for Money Advice Supervisors, whether this compromises all or only part of their role. It provides an opportunity to explore the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to be able to deliver effective supervision, in line with their agency standards, the MAS...
  • Universal Credit: Coaching Clients Digitally

    26 September 2017 - 10:00

    This fully interactive, multimedia course will train advisers in the key skills required to support clients digitally in preparing for, making and maintaining a Universal Credit account. It covers all aspects of digital support from online safety to coaching clients digitally. It will fully equip...
  • Universal Credit Awareness Session - 27th September 2017

    27 September 2017 - 13:00

    This FREE half day training session focuses on perhaps the most significant reform to Social Security since the inception of the Welfare State. It provides participants with an overview of which means tested benefits Universal Credit replaces, how entitlement is calculated, how it works for...
  • Money Management: Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform - 28th September 2017

    28 September 2017 - 10:00

    This fully interactive course will look at the potential financial impact of Welfare Reform and how to support those affected within the community. It covers the topic of budgeting, borrowing, spending, managing money within households, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, using online tools to...
  • An Overview of Welfare Reform and the Mitigations Package - 2nd October 2017

    02 October 2017 - 09:30

    This half day training course provides participants with a dynamic overview of the changes initiated by welfare reform and the mitigations tabled by the Welfare Reform Mitigations Working Group (January 2016). It covers reforms to benefits for children, working age and older people, including means...
  • Money Management: Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform - 3rd October 2017

    03 October 2017 - 10:00

    This fully interactive course will look at the potential financial impact of Welfare Reform and how to support those affected within the community. It covers the topic of budgeting, borrowing, spending, managing money within households, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, using online tools to...

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