An Introduction to Personal Independence Payments

Monday, 4 September 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

The 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 Payment. This ½ day course will detail the two components of PIP, the basic conditions of entitlement, special rules and provide a full introduction as to how entitlement to PIP is assessed.
Who Should Attend: 
The course is recommended for advisers and other colleagues who have baseline knowledge of the Welfare Benefits system particularly those who have previous awareness of Disability Living Allowance.
Fees: 
There is a charge of £30 to Advice NI Members, £45 to Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and £65 to Private and Statutory Sector organisations.
CPD Hours: 
There are 3 CPD hours available for this course.
Education/Professional Framework: 
This course can be used as evidence towards a range of units in our Advice and Guidance NVQ’s and Legal Advice qualifications including ‘Understanding the Importance of Legislation and Procedures’ (Unit 30). It is also linked to the National Occupational Standards for Legal Advisers including ‘IB19 – First Line Welfare Rights and Legal Advice’. Progression routes: This course is linked to our “Welfare Reform Training Programme” and can be studied with two other courses linked to welfare reform subject matter (see Welfare Reform Training Programme for further details).
Presented in a clear, concise manner with great supporting material. A very useful course well worth the time spent.
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 4:35pm