Welfare Benefits for Older People

This course will provide delegates with a better understanding of the benefits that older people can claim and will assist delegates to identify the benefits that residents can claim and in turn assist residents to maximise income.

Course contains

  • State Retirement Pension including the new State Retirement Pension
  • Pension Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Council Tax
  • Universal Credit
  • Other benefit entitlement ie: Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment, Funeral Payments Bereavement Payments

Learning outcomes

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits available for older people and the criteria’s that apply
  • Understand how benefits for older people fit together
  • How to calculate Pension Credit entitlement
  • How to undertake benefit checks for older people in order to maximise income.

Suitable for

Local Authority and Housing Association Housing and Income Officers, Tenancy Support Officers, Social and Health Workers, Support Staff working in Sheltered Housing Schemes, Staff of Charities and other organisations supporting older people.

CPD hours 5