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.

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The Benefits system for those who are above working age has marked differences,  often meaning a more generous set of rules.  Working age is tied to State Pension Credit age and is changing.  State Pension Credit age is increasing by 2 months every one month and is currently defined as age 66 from Nov. 2020.

Using case studies,  this course examines benefits for those above State Pension Credit age(66 from Nov. 2020)-

  • State Pension Credit(including calculating)
  • State Retirement Pension and changes in April 2016
  • Carers Allowance and additional amounts
  • Attendance Allowance- how to qualify and claim
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • other issues- TV licences, Winter Fuel Payments,  mixed age couples where one is above and the other below State Pension Credit Age,  Housing Credit, new voluntary class 3A National Insurance contribtuions,   the Bedroom Tax and Benefit Cap,  Health Benefits and Bus Passes.

duration— online 1 day (spread over 2 consecutive days 10am- 1pm with a break)

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.