Benefits & Welfare Reform
Training PackagesWe offer training packages and single courses to future proof your knowledge of the Social Security system and prepare you for welfare reform. This includes:
- The Welfare Reform Training Programme
- An Overview of Welfare Reform and the Mitigations Package
- An Introduction to Universal Credit
- An Introduction to Personal Independence Payments
- The State Retirement Pension for Beginners
- What You Need to Know About Child Maintenance
|Course Title||Course Length|
|An Introduction to Older People’s Benefits||2 Day Course|
|An Introduction to Younger People’s Benefits||1 Day Course|
|An Overview of Younger People’s Benefits||½ Day Course|
|An Overview of Older People Benefits||½ Day Course|
|Understanding State Retirement Pension||2 Day Course|
|State Pension Reform||½ Day Course|
|An Overview of Welfare Benefits (Existing System)||½ Day Course|
|An Introduction to Benefits and Tax Credits (Existing System)||1 Day Course|
|Overview of Welfare Reform and PIP||1 Day Course|
|Impact of Welfare Reform on People with Disabilities||½ Day Course|
|Overview of the Impact of Welfare Reform||½ Day Course|
|Financial Inclusion and Welfare Reform||½ Day Course|
Further information about our bespoke training can be found here
Vocational Training in Welfare RightsThe Legal Advice qualifications offered by Advice NI include units on ‘Providing Initial Legal Advice in Welfare Rights’ and ‘Providing Legal Advice and Casework in the Area of Welfare Rights’ which can be studied within the full qualifications or as stand-alone units. See our Vocational Qualifications section.
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Training participant, 2015
A wealth of information and a very useful comparison on where we are with all benefits and where we are going. I feel prepared for Welfare Reform
27 March 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...
07 April 2017 - 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.
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.
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.
22 May 2017 - 10:30This session will look at all of the key reforms to ESA including; time limiting of Contributions Based ESA; ESA for Young People; What ESA will look like within Universal Credit; Changes to the Work Related Activity Group; and ESA mandatory reconsiderations, sanctions and mitigations.
25 May 2017 - 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...
01 June 2017 - 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.
27 June 2017 - 10:30Child maintenance is a vital but often misunderstood source of financial help for lone parents. This practical and informative briefing will allow advisers to gain a better understanding of the Child Maintenance Service’s functions to help their clients navigate the service more effectively and...