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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.
19 November 2018 - 09:302 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...
23 November 2018 - 10:00This 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...
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...
28 November 2018 - 10:00Getting 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...
03 December 2018 - 10:00This 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...
05 December 2018 - 09:30Following 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...
07 November 2018 - 16:19
Advice NI is currently seeking applications for the following post:
- Business Debt Service Adviser
30 October 2018 - 11:22
26 October 2018 - 11:48
Welfare Reform Mitigations on a Cliff Edge