Benefits Advice and Active Claim Support

Project Summary:

The aim of the project is to recruit one Benefits Advisor for a maximum two year fixed term contract until completion of the NWZ project in 2008 to work with the existing NWZ team. The Benefits Advisor will provide a comprehensive benefits advice service, including benefits health checks and further active claims assistance (such as selected home visits to assist with completing forms, dealing with ongoing claim correspondence etc) to help maximise the secured income gains for each claimant. Furthermore, this Benefits Advisor will have a special responsibility to deliver this comprehensive service to households living in fuel poverty that include children under 16 years old. This benefits advice work will also increase the installation of free energy efficiency measures by securing more qualifying benefits for householders.

Expected Number of Households: 8,800

Expected Number of Households: 4,000

Trustees Meeting: June 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £49,287.00

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