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Introductory overview of Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance

This one-hour 30 minutes, online course (via Teams) aims to give Social Prescribers an introductory overview of Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance, two key income top ups that can be life changing for people over state pension age.

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Introductory overview of Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance
Introductory overview of Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance

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17 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 11:00

Online Course

About the Event

This one-hour 30 minutes, online course (via Teams) aims to give Social Prescribers an introductory overview of Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance, two key income top ups that can be life changing for people over state pension age. We’ll also be demonstrating how to use the online benefits calculator Entitled to Benefit.

This course is aimed at non welfare benefit advice roles.

By the end of the session you should be able to:

  • Explain what Pension Credit is, who may be eligible and how to claim
  • Know when to ask for or signpost to specialist advice Explain what Attendance Allowance is, who may be eligible and how to claim
  • Use the online benefits calculator to help someone see if they may be missing out on benefits
  • Have some strategies for starting the conversation about claiming benefits with people that you work with

By booking this course you consent to your details being shared with Independent Age for the sole purpose of receiving a training course invite and follow on materials and surveys.

About the facilitator: Alicia Harries is the Information and Advice Development Manager at Independent Age, a charity providing advice and support to older people. Alicia has an extensive background in advice including several years with Citizens Advice. Hollie Battershell is Senior Adviser - Training and Quality at Independent Age. Hollie has in-depth knowledge of Welfare Benefits and provides daily support to the Advice Team, alongside Independent Age's National Helpline and Signposting+ Teams.

Any queries: advice.training@independentage.org

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