Date & Time of Course
- 11 November, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The underclaiming of benefits by the pension age group is startling – for example, up to 40% of all 66+ people who could be entitled to pension credit don’t claim, which means that many people are living on incomes which are below the guarantee credit threshold.
This new half day course aims to cover the range of benefits for people who have reached pension age.
The course will examine the most relevant benefits for this age group, principally: the ‘new’ state pension and pension age; pension credit; Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance; getting help with rent and council tax, and how they all interrelate.
This course is suitable for anyone who needs to be confident that the benefits help and support they are giving older clients is up to date. The training materials will include all new benefit rates, plus a host of internet resources, practical tips, and case studies.
Working age benefits will not be covered on this course – please see our Benefits for Beginners course instead.
Who should attend?
This course is pitched at beginner to intermediate level, and will be too basic for people who do specialist benefits casework.
This course is also available in-house. Prices start from £375 for up to 14 people. This can be a cost-effective way of training staff and can be tailored to best meet the needs of your organisation.
Please contact the Learning & Development Team for further assistance firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01273 645420