Welfare Rights Officer

What is the role

Advise people around matters relating to legislation such as housing benefits, disability living allowances, employment benefits and rent support.

What does it involve

  • Check clients are claiming all the benefits they are entitled to
  • Help people fill in forms
  • Help clients get ready for appeals
  • Speak on behalf of clients at appeal tribunals
  • Work with benefits agencies and other organisations
  • Refer clients to other services
  • Keep confidential records
  • Learn about relevant laws and welfare reforms

Salary range

from £26,000 to £29,000

Entry qualifications required

A degree in social sciences or a legal background is useful.

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