Citizens Advice Devon: Benefits for Older People

Course Category: Voluntary Sector and Governance, Benefits and Money Advice

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR AND HOW WILL IT HELP?

This course provides an overview of benefits for older people and will help participants to identify potential entitlement. It will demonstrate how benefits like Attendance Allowance can enhance entitlement to means-tested benefits, particularly Pension Credit.

Many older people are not aware of their potential entitlement to benefits other than their State Pension, and many, therefore, miss out on what can be quite substantial amounts of income. Learning a basic process for identifying when someone might be entitled to additional benefit income can, therefore, lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life for older people.  This course will help.

COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The course will enable participants to:

  • Use a process to identify potential entitlement to benefits.
  • Understand how disability-related benefits can enhance entitlement to means-tested benefits.
  • Make appropriate referrals.

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 for most of his working life, having taken cases to the Upper Tribunal level. He has been providing benefits training for Citizens Advice Devon since 2017. He is the Chief Officer at Citizens Advice Teignbridge.

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