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Welfare Benefits Awareness for Social Care Staff


Sickness-related Benefits

Usual course length: 1 day

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • Knowing which sickness and disability benefits are contributory and understanding the contribution rules
  • Understanding how the ESA 'descriptors' are used to assess who is incapable of work
  • Identifying who is entitled to claim e.g  SSP, ESA, DLA , AA, Carer’s Allowance and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Helping claimants to maximise their entitlements
  • Explaining the changes made to existing benefits by the Welfare Reform Act
  • Understanding what is different about Personal Independence Payment (the replacement benefit for DLA) and assessing the likely impact