Citizens Advice: The Work Capability Assessment

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

Please note, this is an online course which will be held using Zoom software. 

price

Members of Devon Communties Together: £38.32*

Charities, Community Groups, Local Councils: £49.10*

Private Sector & Statutory Local Authorities: £70.66*

*The discounted membership price on many of our training courses is one of a number of benefits provided to members of Devon Communities Together and is available to new and existing members. With annual membership starting from just £24 for individuals and small organisations, up to £50 for larger organisations, taking out a membership can be a great way to save money on your training needs. To find out more and join DCT today, call 01392 248919 or visit our membership page

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is for people who provide advice and support to people aged over 16 who have a long-term illness or disability. It provides an overview of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), as well as details of the disability-related rules and tips on claiming. It also explains how the benefit can increase overall benefit income for families.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The course will enable participants to:

  • Identify key conditions of entitlement to PIP;
  • Assist people with claims;
  • Identify when and how to challenge decisions
  • Make appropriate referrals

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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