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The Vine Centre

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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Upcoming Training

  • Universal Credit: One Day Intensive Training for Advisers (NEW)

    19 March 2019 - 10:00

    Universal Credit has fundamentally changed the legacy means-tested benefits systems as we know it. This intensive in depth 1 day course, will identify which benefits Universal Credit replaces and which remain outside Universal Credit. It will explain the detailed rules of Universal Credit,...
  • Nutshell: Universal Credit Calculations

    21 March 2019 - 10:00

    We 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...
  • Wiseradviser: Understanding & Supporting Clients in Vulnerable Circumstances

    25 March 2019 - 09:30

    This interactive workshop gives you the space and opportunity to explore practical ways to advise and support vulnerable clients. The workshop will explore the following: (1) challenges you might face when advising vulnerable clients and ways to overcome these, (2) ways of building external...
  • Wiseradviser: Dealing with Rent Arrears (NEW)

    27 March 2019 - 09:30

    Participants are expected to have completed the Generalist Level Money Advice training course Introduction to Providing Debt Advice or its equivalent before taking part in this training and had an opportunity to put that training into practice. The training will take place over 1 day. This...
  • NI Advice Standard Training: Case Recording, Quality of Advice Audits - 3rd April 2019

    03 April 2019 - 10:00

    This 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: Introduction to Providing Debt Advice

    08 April 2019 - 09:30

    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 other wiseradviser...

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