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
20 February 2017 - 09:30This 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...
06 March 2017 - 09:30The 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...
08 March 2017 - 10:00This 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...
23 March 2017 - 10:00This 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...
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.