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Income maximisation for carers

This is a past event.

From 10:00 to 16:00 on 23rd June 2017

CPAG in Scotland, Ladywell, 94 Duke Street, Glasgow G4 0UW

Cost: £116 Citizens Advice Bureaux, £138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations,

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 one-day course gives an introduction to 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.

It looks at:

- Meeting the conditions for carer’s allowance
- Income support for carers and help with housing costs
- How universal credit will work for carers
- The effect of work on benefits for carers
- Effect of devolved welfare powers and changes to carers’ benefits in Scotland
New local authority duties to provide income maximisation advice to carers in Scotland

Level: Introductory
CPD: 5 hours

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
CPAG in Scotland
[email protected]
0141 552 3303