Benefits for Older People

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits that can be claimed by older people. We can tailor the course content to meet the specific needs of the group.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the government’s announcements on 16 March, it is clear we are entering a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic. As such, we feel it is best to stop delivery of all face-to-face training until further notice.

Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, you will:

  • Understand how the benefits system is structured and the eligibility rules for the benefits claimed by older people;
  • Have gained an awareness of the principles behind means testing and how Pension Credit is worked out;
  • Be able to help people make successful claims for disability benefits such as Attendance Allowance;
  • Understand which benefits can/cannot be paid at the same time including how Carer’s Allowance overlaps with the Retirement Pension;
  • Be able to complete basic benefit checks to ensure older people are claiming their likely entitlements;
  • Be able to advise people on how to make claims and how to challenge decisions.
  • Suitable for

    This course is relevant for anyone working with people aged approximately 65 and above. Participants need no previous knowledge of the benefits system.

CPD hours 5