Benefits for Older People

Course Category:
Benefits and Money Advice

price

  • £54.49: Members of Devon Communities Together and Citizens Advice staff/volunteers
  • £76.05: Charities, Community Groups or Parish and Town Councils that are not members of Devon Community Together
  • £103.00: Private Sector organisations and Statutory Local Authorities

course description

So when exactly can I get my pension?  And does this new Universal Credit (UC) affect me? With the introduction of UC, a ‘working age’ benefit, stealing the limelight, there’s a danger of older people’s benefits entitlement being left in the shadows.  Find out how to make sure older people don’t miss out their rights.

This course is for people who provide advice and support to people of State Pension Age. It provides an overview of the benefits available to older people, in particular State Retirement Pension, Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance. It also covers the effect of Universal Credit for older people. It will give participants an understanding of the financial help that is currently available to older people with disabilities in a variety of circumstances.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMISSION THIS AS AN IN-HOUSE COURSE TAILORED TO YOUR ORGANISATIONAL NEEDS PLEASE CONTACT INFO@DEVONCOMMUNITIES.ORG.UK

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The course will enable participants to:

  • identify key conditions of entitlement to State Retirement Pension, Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit;
  • understand the basics of ‘means-testing’ and how disability- related benefits may increase entitlement.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR

Vincent Willson

Vincent has worked for the Citizens Advice service in Devon since 1985.  As an experienced trainer, he has provided benefits training for many years to voluntary and statutory sector staff, covering all aspects of the benefits system from introductory courses to Tribunal Representation.  He has been a benefits caseworker throughout his working life, having taken cases up to the Upper Tribunal level.  He continues to work as a benefits caseworker, providing advice and assistance to families with children with disabilities and to young people with disabilities.  He also provides benefits advice as part of the Devon Advice Service for Working Age Carers and is the Chief Officer at Citizens Advice Teignbridge.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email info@devoncommunities.org.uk