Mental Health and Welfare Benefits

This course will provide workers who support or assess mental health service users with a robust, up to date knowledge of the benefits system. Delegates will become confident about the information and advice they give.
Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • Universal Credit - a guide to the claiming process, calculation and assessments, scoring, medicals, exemptions; how to prepare effectively; how to challenge negative decisions
  • The changing regime – supporting clients through the demands of Jobcentre Plus and an era of growing conditionality
  • PIP - the eligibility conditions, assessment criteria, supporting the application
  • The means test maze: how ESA contributory benefits, PIP and UC interrelate, plus the effect of capital and income.

Suitable for

Anyone working with people with mental health problems.

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