income maximisation

  • Income maximisation for carers (NEW)


    training course

    Becoming a carer of a disabled person often means a drop in household income. Carers may be thinking of leaving work or trying to combine work with care. This course covers the main benefits available for carers and explains how to maximise income through benefit checks. It will help you support clients in making decisions about what to claim in or out of work.

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  • Income maximisation for families

    Level: Basic

    training course

    This half-day course looks at changes to benefits for people starting a family and families with young children, both in and out of work.

    Maximising income in the early years is vital for children’s health, education and development. This course aims to give frontline workers a basic awareness to help you to identify problems and refer on where appropriate.

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  • Income maximisation for older people


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    Older people commonly do not claim all they are entitled to. This course gives you an introduction to pension credit and aims to help you with effective benefit checks to maximise income.

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  • Maximising income through take-up campaigns and the living wage


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    The living wage was discussed by a range of local authorities as one way to improve the incomes of working families. Many authorities have already become living wage employers, but some are also looking at writing it through their procurement procedures, and believed that the Social Value Act 2013 – which places an obligation on public bodies to consider the social value inherent in any procurement – provides them with incredible leverage to do so.

  • Income maximisation for older people


    training course

    Older people commonly do not claim all that they are entitled to. This course provides an introduction to pension credit and aims to help you with effective benefit checks to maximise income. 

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  • Universal credit - the essentials

    Level: Basic

    training course

    The introduction of universal credit (UC) represents a fundamental change to the system of 'legacy benefits' and tax credits it is replacing.

    This one day introductory course provides an overview of UC, covering:

    • the aims and principles of UC;
    • the roll-out of UC in 'gateway' and 'full service' areas;
    • who can claim UC;
    • how it is calculated and paid;
    • conditionality and sanctions

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