BENEFITS FOR CARERS 2021

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— 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.

 

23/06/2021 to 24/06/2021
this course will begin on this date 10am- 1pm and continue on the following day 10am 1pm

Cancellation

If you cancel the course more than 3 weeks before the commencement date, then a £55 administration fee will be payable. The course fee will remain payable if you cancel the course within 3 weeks of the commencement date. If we cancel the course, then full refunds will be paid to participants (excluding other costs, such as travel).

Transfers

You are free to transfer places between employees within your organisation at no extra cost.

Booking

Booking - Open

Booking - Open Courses

Please click on a booking link above on the date you are interested in.

We aim to reply within one working day. 

Social Distancing has become the norm and therefore we have moved from face to face courses to online only.

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

online 90 minute courses either 10.30am-12pm or 2pm- 3.30pm

Social workers can choose to count courses towards their professional development.

Video Recording-  Due to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR),  privacy and copyright  restrictions we request no recording of online training.

 
cost per place

Public sector, housing associations and voluntary sector
£200 online 1 day course 

Voluntary organisations with 5 or less full time staff

£165 online 1 day course 

Solicitors and financial services

£250 online 1 day course 

(5.25 hours(1.5 hours) CPD accreditation available).  Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.

VAT will be added to the cost.

this includes-

  • comprehensive colour course guide posted to you 
  • colour Benefit rates poster posted to you 
  • certificate of attendance posted to you 
  • access to members' area for 1 year free-  post course help with your cases- this includes our consultancy forum(including Covid-19 related Benefit queries),  Universal Calculator to help you learn and advise,  online resources- at a glance guides,  standard letters, useful links and others,  Benefit Rates posters, ongoing news.