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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Mental health and benefits

CPAG in Scotland

This course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits. It looks at how to meet the disability and medical assessments for work capability and avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.

The course covers:

Common diagnoses, symptoms, medication and side effects

Barriers to people getting the right entitlement

Personal independence payment and adult disability payment in a mental health context

Medical assessments for universal credit and employment and support allowance

Tactics for dealing with other benefit issues

This course is suitable for advisers with a working knowledge of the benefits system.

11:00, 31 August to 1 September 2022
Pauline Chalmers
Social justice & poverty
Various - see website
Attendance type
Online only