Disability Rights UK offers a range of essential online courses in partnership with the Benefits Training Company. Each course is run in two parts, using Zoom and facilitated by an experienced benefits trainer.
Introduction to Welfare Benefits will be held on 20 and 21 October. The course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or advocacy who need to know more about – or need a refresher on – changes to welfare benefits and social security.
Part 1: The structure of the system and the importance of health & disability benefits – Wednesday 20 October 9.45am – 12.45pm
Part 2: Universal Credit, the wider benefits system and maximising income – Thursday 21 October 9.45am – 12.45pm
Preparing for an Appeal Tribunal will be held on 8 and 9 November. This course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or advocacy who need to know about how to prepare an Appeal Tribunal. A working knowledge of Personal Independence Payment and the Work Capability Assessment is assumed.
Part 1: Assessing the case, reviewing the DWP decision – Monday 8 November 9.45am – 12.45pm
Part 2: Composing effective written submissions, preparing claimants for appeal hearings – Tuesday 9 November 9.45am – 12.45pm