Benefit Claims: Getting the Dates Right

Delivered Live Online

Next Running

12 March 2021 - SOLD OUT
New date: TBC


One day course


Delivered live online by a trainer


£195 plus VAT

Benefit Claims: Getting the Dates Right

Course Overview

Learn all about the complex rules relating to benefit claim dates, including backdating and changes of circumstances.

This Benefit Claims - Getting the Dates Right course has been designed to cover all aspects of claim dates. Learners will experience a range of classroom teaching methods supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.

This live online course is available as a scheduled course or on demand for your organisation only. Each course will be delivered with a maximum of 12 delegates.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the various ‘date of claim’ rules
  • Explain the ‘start of entitlement’ date for both new liability and regular claims

Topics Covered

Module 1 - 60 Minute Session

Date of claim and start date

Module 2 - 60 Minute Session

Backdating Change in Circumstances
Working Age

Module 3 - 60 Minute Session

Change in Circumstances
Pension Age

Who's it for?

There are no formal requirements for this course. Some experience in housing benefits would be beneficial to make the most of the content: Benefit assessors and assistants, Team leaders and managers, Customer service officers, Call-centre staff.

How it's delivered: 

This course is delivered ‘live online’ with a trainer and can be accessed via a PC, Mac or Tablet. With live online, you can interact, ask questions and practice new skills – all without leaving your desk! Perfect for dispersed teams working from home.  


The scheduled course costs £195 plus VAT per delegate. If you book four places or more, you get 20% off the total price.  

Please get in touch for a quote if you would like to book this live online course for your organisation only.

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