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Benefits for older people

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?
This course is suitable for staff working with people who are pension age, or approaching pension. It is an ideal overview or refresher course.
 
AIMS:
This course will give learners an understanding of the rules of the key benefits for pensioners and help them identify those entitled.. Learners will gain the information they need to spot mistakes, maximise awards and provide effective advice to pension age claimants.
 
 
OBJECTIVES:
  • Gain an overview of Pension Credit, Pension Age Housing Benefit, Attendance Allowance and Carers Allowance.
  • Gain an understanding of applicable amounts and premiums to check whether someone is missing out.
  • Gain an overview of issues around capital and deprivation of capital
  • Feel better able to support claimants who are pension age and maximise their income
 

LEVEL:

Introductory

 

HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered online, or face to face. It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and cases studies, group discussion, and quizzes.

 

HOW MUCH:

We advise that this course be delivered over a minimum of 6 hours either as:

  • Online - two 3 hour online workshops, or
  • Face-to-face - one full days training.

Click here for more information on pricing.

 

AFTER THE COURSE:

Learners will receive a copy of the PowerPoint slides, a certificate, and any additional resources such as relevant flowcharts and summary sheets. They will also be asked to complete an evaluation form.

 

IF BOOKING TO BE DELIVERED ONLINE:

We will be in touch to discuss and finalise the arrangements. Learners will need a good wifi connection and a suitable computer/laptop to access both the training session and a second internet-enabled device such as a tablet or smartphone for joining in any quizzes. In the week of the course, learners will receive an email with a link to the course, as well as a reminder just before the course is due to start.

 

IF BOOKING FACE TO FACE:

We will be in touch to discuss and finalise the arrangements. We will require a delegate list a week before delivery. It is assumed that you will source and provide a suitable venue taking account of any Covid restrictions in place at the time of delivery.

 


 

 

 









 

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"I never understood carers allowance for pensioners properly, finally understand it - Thank You!”

 
Great Course

“Great course! Booked on when I changed role and it's a perfect introduction to pension age benefits"