Introduction to Social Security Benefits

These sessions provide student learners with a background in social security law in NI and GB (Open to Law and Social Work students)

Outline of Activity

The purpose of this training is to provide students with a knowledge and applied competence in relevant social security benefits to promote intellectual growth.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session learners will understand:

  • current structure and legislative framework of welfare benefits system
  • the different categories of social security benefits and the relationships between them
  • the agencies involved in administration mechanisms to dispute benefit decisions

Assessment Details

Students are assessed by way of client/advisor simulation exercises

Level of Commitment

20+ hours across the academic year


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