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An adviser at The Vine Centre in Belfast referred a client to the Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service (BCTS) whose son (age 15) was disallowed Disability Living Allowance.
Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service represents clients who wish to appeal Social Security Agency (SSA) decisions on benefits, including Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independent Payment and Universal Credit. It enables clients to challenge decisions, assisting them through the process and representing them in both an Appeal and Tribunal setting.
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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.
26 March 2018 - 10:00This specialist level course will look in detail at the powers of the court to grant Time Orders, and the arguments to support the making of such Orders. It identifies when a Time Order is appropriate. This course will soon be accredited by OCNNI at Level 4.
28 March 2018 - 10:00This fully interactive course will look at the potential financial impact of Welfare Reform and how to support those affected within the community. It covers the topic of budgeting, borrowing, spending, managing money within households, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, using online tools to...
28 March 2018 - 13:30This FREE half day training session 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 it works for...
09 April 2018 - 10:00This 1 day interactive course provides an overview of all aspects of current welfare reforms including PIP, ESA changes, Discretionary Support, changes to housing related benefits, and Universal Credit. It explores sanctions, mitigations, and challenging decisions (e.g. mandatory reconsiderations...
11 April 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...
13 April 2018 - 10:00This fully interactive course will look at the potential financial impact of Welfare Reform and how to support those affected within the community. It covers the topic of budgeting, borrowing, spending, managing money within households, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, using online tools to...
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21 March 2018 - 16:58Eight years fighting for client results in successful outcome
21 March 2018 - 16:27Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independent Payment (PIP) reassessment stats