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Location

MANCHESTER

Salary £30000 - £40000
TypePermanent
WorkplaceHybrid
Ref83645

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Leading Manchester based Law firm has an opportunity to join them as a Benefits Advisor in their Court of Protection team. This is a new role and it involves advising colleagues and clients with welfare benefits reviews, enquiries, and applications. Applicants from non-legal background including DWP, government and council services, finance are encourages.

Skills and experience required:

  • Recent and ongoing experience of providing Welfare Benefits advice including DWP, local authority and HMRC administered benefits.
  • Advanced knowledge of Welfare Benefits, able to deal with more complex issues in a system where Universal Credit and legacy benefits coexist.
  • Experience of challenging Welfare Benefit decisions at all levels and preparing legal arguments based on social security legislation and recent case law.
  • Ability to check benefit awards and preform calculations, identifying entitlement to benefits, additional elements, premiums, rates, and backdated payments.
  • Ability to explore and apply welfare benefit regulations to maximise income.
  • Assisting with the completion of health questionnaires and assessing entitlement to disability benefits.
  • Knowledge of how compensation claims are treated by the Department for Work and Pensions and local authorities is desirable. 

On offer: 

  • Competitive and negotiable salary and benefits package.
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays and Christmas shut down as extra.
  • Active social and charitable communities within the office.
  • Progression and development opportunities with promotion pathways. 

If you are currently working as a Benefits Advisor and would like further information apply online for immediate consideration.

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