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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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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.
25 April 2017 - 10:30This session will explain how individuals will have certain obligations placed upon them to successfully maintain their claim to benefits and the impact of sanctions on those deemed not to have carried out these actions.
25 April 2017 - 13:00This 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...
26 April 2017 - 10:30This session will explain the impact of Welfare Reform on the Social Fund and what remains in place after reform. It will look at the new Discretionary Support Scheme and the role of the Discretionary Support Scheme Commissioner.
28 April 2017 - 10:00This FREE half day training session provides participants with an overview of current welfare reforms including Personal Independence Payments, Employment Support Allowance changes, Discretionary Support/Finance Support Service, and changes to housing related benefits. It will also provide an...
04 May 2017 - 09:30In these times of contracting resources and increasing demand services, particularly advice services, need to find ways to prioritise clients’ needs and advisers’ time. This short course addresses this in three main ways: • By identifying those clients in emergency situations, those with less time...
04 May 2017 - 09:30Getting up in front of a room of people to deliver training or presentations can be very daunting even for those who do it every day. This course will help you to recognise and enhance the presentation and delivery skills that you already possess, as well as develop new skills in this area. It will...
06 April 2017 - 10:33Advice NI is currently seeking applications for the following post:
- Older Person's Advice Officer
03 April 2017 - 14:45Advice NI is seeking a suitably qualified evaluator for a financial capability (money management) intervention, implemented with Inspire Mental Health Day...
Advice NI warning regarding benefit changes affecting thousands of households across Northern Ireland
03 April 2017 - 11:34Advice NI has today issued a warning to families and children regarding significant changes which will impact on thousands of households across Northern...