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​East Belfast Independent Advice Centre

​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.

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Upcoming Training

  • Wiseradviser: Introduction to Providing Debt Advice (FREE to Eligible Groups)

    19 November 2018 - 09:30

    2 Day Course: This generalist level course is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3. It will help you understand the basic principles of money advice; explore the nature and extent of a debt problem and how to check your client’s liability.This course (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for attending...
  • Understanding Ageing & Working with Older People

    23 November 2018 - 10:00

    This thought provoking, practical and engaging half day session will equip individuals with essential front line skills to help anyone working directly with older people. Examine Ageing, population changes and issues affecting older people. Challenge perceptions/stereotypes. Consider how to better...
  • FREE Universal Credit Awareness Session - 23rd November 2018

    23 November 2018 - 14:00

    : This FREE half day training session updated for 2018 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...
  • Effective Training & Presentation Delivery

    28 November 2018 - 10:00

    Getting 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...
  • Universal Credit: Digital Coaching

    03 December 2018 - 10:00

    This fully interactive, multimedia course will train advisers in the key skills required to support clients digitally in preparing for, making and maintaining a Universal Credit account. It covers all aspects of digital support from online safety to coaching clients digitally. It will fully equip...
  • Wiseradviser: Skills for Effective Advocacy (FREE to Eligible Groups)

    05 December 2018 - 09:30

    Following from the Debts in the Courts skilled level course (which is a pre-requisite), this discussion based, and practical day will develop your core tactical knowledge and skills to help clients. Learn how to effectively represent your client debts in legal proceedings. The course is accredited...

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