Disability & Carers' Benefits

This course looks at the main disability benefits that are claimed in respect of adults and children affected by a health problem or a disability. It also considers the main benefits issues which typically affect carers.

By the end of the course the participants will:

  • Understand the different types of health and disability related benefits which can be claimed in respect of adults and children;

  • Know which benefit to claim and when;

  • Have gained an understanding of the assessment criteria used within Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance;

  • Be able to successfully facilitate claims on behalf of people affected by a disability and/or their carer;

  • Know how to tackle application forms effectively;

  • Be able to maximise income for people affected by a health problem/disability and their carers;

  • Be able to give basic advice on the process of mandatory reconsideration and appeal;

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


Methods of delivery

This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.


Suitable for

This course is important for any staff who work with people of any age affected by a long term health problem or a disability and/or the people who care for them.