Independent Age - Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance overview

Independent Age - Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance overview

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Online course from charity Independent Age in partnership with GMCA in support of the Greater Manchester Pension Top Up campaign.

About this event

This one hour, online course (via Teams) aims to give frontline workers in Greater Manchester 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 (currently 66). We’ll also be demonstrating how to use the online benefits calculator Entitled to Benefit.

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

  • Explain what Pension Credit is, who may be eligible and how to claim
  • 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
  • Know when to ask for or signpost to specialist advice

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 (link to Independent Age privacy notice and GMCA privacy notice).

About the facilitators:

Alicia Harries is the Advice 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. Alicia leads the team of Welfare Benefit Advisers at Independent Age.

Fran McSweeney is Head of National Services at Independent Age. Fran has worked in Information and Advice her whole career, including Citizens Advice, Shelter and RNIB.

Any queries: advice@independentage.org