Work Capability & Disability Benefits for Working-Age Claimants
Duration 1 day
Central Training's Work Capability & Disability Benefits for Working-Age Claimants course aims to give an overview of work capability assessment and Personal Independence Payment (PIP), covering entitlement, age rules and 'extras' relating to an award of a disability benefit or work capability decision. The trainer will focus on the claim process from start to finish, including completing questionnaires, supporting evidence, checking decisions and challenges. Finally, the session will aim to assist attendees with identifying potential claims, signposting and assisting claimants and knowing when to challenge decisions. This is an ideal course for those working with working age disability claimants, including service users with complex needs, mental or physical disabilities and substance-misuse issues.
By the end of this course candidates will have covered: What to claim if unfit for workWorking with a limited capabilityHow to support people going through assessmentsLinked benefits, 'extras' and potential increases Checking decisions and spotting errors
Methods of Delivery
The day is broken up by a series of exercises focusing on each of the areas covered, and the trainer employs visual aids and prompts to ensure the complexity of the subject is communicated in a user-friendly way.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Personal Independence Payment overview
- Work Capability Assessments
- Disability 'extras' - premiums and impact on other benefits
- Identifying potential claims
- Signposting and assisting claimants
- Challenging decisions overview
This course is designed for frontline workers who support their service users with disability benefit claims.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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