Benefits for Older People


Course aims

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits that can be claimed by older people.


Course objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand how the benefits system is structured and the eligibility rules for the benefits claimed by older people;

  • Have gained an awareness of the principles behind means testing and how Pension Credit is worked out;

  • Be able to help people make successful claims for disability benefits such as Attendance Allowance;

  • Understand which benefits can/cannot be paid at the same time including how Carer’s Allowance overlaps with the State Pension;

  • Be able to complete basic benefit checks to ensure older people are claiming their likely entitlements;

  • Be able to advise people on how to make claims and how to challenge decisions;

  • Have access to advice regarding any course-related question for 12 months after the course.


Methods of delivery

The course will be delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies and games.


Suitable for

This course is important for any staff who work with people over or approaching State Pension age.


FOR 12 MONTHS' FREE EXPERT BENEFITS SUPPORT,  book onto one of our open courses (or book an in-house course for your organisation). Any Benefits Training Co. course attendees wanting further advice with specific cases should contact the email address on their e-certificate.

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