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Appealing an Incapacity Benefit / Income Support (IB/IS) reassessment
The client was a 58 year old woman with long term mental and physical health problems including chronic anxiety, panic attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic low back pain. She had been in receipt of Incapacity Benefit / Income Support (IB/IS) for many years. On IB/IS reassessment for Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) she was awarded zero points and found not to have limited capability for work.
Working for change
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.
28 September 2018 - 14:00: This half day training session brand new for 2018 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. It will look at the new sanctions...
NI Advice Standard Training: Case Recording, Quality of Advice Audits and Advice Pro Refresher - 2nd October 2018
02 October 2018 - 10:00This course is to prepare managers and advisers for the Northern Ireland Advice Quality Standard. It will provide a practical guide to improve the quality of case recording and how to evidence continuous personal development. It will also cover the Advice NI recommended quality assurance activities...
Wiseradviser: Tailoring Advice - Strategies and Options for Dealing with Debt (FREE to Eligible Groups) 3rd & 10th October 2018
03 October 2018 - 09:30This skilled level course goes through tried and tested strategies which will support you to work with clients in line with Codes of Practice and guidelines. It is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3. This is a core course for those seeking MAS accreditation at Advice Work or above.
08 October 2018 - 10:00We have a selection of Welfare Reform sessions suitable for those who have already benefited from our Welfare Reform training and wish to update their knowledge in a timely and cost effective manner or for those who just need information on a specific aspect of Welfare Reform. This session will...
09 October 2018 - 09:30This exciting new national qualification was piloted last year, receiving high praise from both new and experienced advisers, wishing to refresh their advice knowledge and competence. It covers all the skills, knowledge, processes and practice of providing multi-channel advice. It is taught via a...
Wiseradviser: Tailoring Advice - Strategies and Options for Dealing with Debt (FREE to Eligible Groups)
10 October 2018 - 09:30This skilled level course goes through tried and tested strategies which will support you to work with clients in line with Codes of Practice and guidelines. It is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3. This is a core course for those seeking MAS accreditation at Advice Work or above.
21 September 2018 - 15:08Advice NI welcomes Mid Ulster Agewell who have recently joined our independent advice network.
20 September 2018 - 16:31
The independent welfare changes Helpline has seen an increase in calls from clients who have due to their vulnerability, inadvertently made a claim for...
20 September 2018 - 12:34
Money Advice Update