All our courses are updated to include changes in the Benefits System. Courses can be run at a basic or more experienced level and usually last one day.

This course looks at the legal entitlements to benefits for carers of disabled people.

It uses casestudies to-

  • identify and signpost to the correct benefits for carers
  • be aware of when and how Carers Allowance can be claimed and its effect on other benefits including those of the disabled person being cared for
  • the carers premium (on most means tested benefits) and the carers element(of Universal Credit)
  • the effect of work on carers' entitlement to benefit
  • when and how carers 'credits' can be claimed to help protect future claims for National Insurance related benefits 
  • the bedroom tax and an extra room for an overnight carer
  • Universal Credit implications for carers
  • how a change in PIP,   DLA or AA can affect status as a carer 
  • conditionality- what you have to do to get benefits- how being a carer can help reduce the risk of sanctions(in terms of carers of disabled people and child carers).
  • the 2 child limit and the Benefit cap for carers of children

duration— 1 day  10am- 4pm

Course Level- Update (for delegates with or without prior knowledge of the subject)

Course accreditation- the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised us to award 5.25 hours Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending this course. Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.


Booking - In-House

Booking - In-House Courses

Please e mail us to explain your needs and get a quotation.


We provide:

· Planning, course development and delivery

· Comprehensive course guides, Benefits rate posters

· Evaluation on course completion, course certificates

· free post course learning resources- newsletters


You provide:

· The venue (arrangement & payment)

· Equipment (Digital projector and flipchart)

Maximum number of 16 participants.  


In-house Course Cancellation-   If we cancel the course, then a full refund will be paid(excluding other costs, such as travel).  No refund will be payable if you cancel the course within one month of the commencement date.  We will try to set a mutually convenient new date for the training and additional costs for travel/  accomodation,  if pre booked,  may be chargeable.