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Training for Information Providers / Advisors Monaghan – Cross-border Family Benefits

9 March 2016, Monaghan.

Training for 23 advisors took place in Monaghan on Wednesday 9 March 2016

The training focused on Cross-border Family Benefits and was attended by 23 advisors and information providers. The training programme was specifically designed by Border People to meet the needs of the advice sectors in both jurisdictions. It was jointly delivered by Border People and the Department of Social Protection (DSP), Child Benefit section. The contribution from DSP was invaluable and feedback from participants was excellent. All participants are keen to attend to future cross-border training programmes.

The participants were from Citizens Information Offices, CAB Offices, Constituent Advisors, MABS and Employers for Childcare.

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Training for Information Providers / Advisors: Cross-border Family Benefits
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2016
Location: Monaghan
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Presenters: Centre for Cross Border Studies and Department of Social Protection representatives
Limited to: 25 Participants working or volunteering in non-profit organisations that deal with cross-border enquiries from the public. (Training is not available to commercial organisations or businesses.)
Aim:. To provide advisors and information providers from both sides of the border with an introduction to cross-border family benefits
Learning Outcomes Following this training session learners should be able to:
  • Outline the relevant benefits in Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Outline how EU legislation impacts on claims for Family Benefits
  • Advise on which jurisdiction has priority responsibility
  • Identify and advise on critical issues for cross-border claims
Closing Date: Places allocated on a first come, first served basis
Applications to: Online application at:
A Border People Project Training Course organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies.

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Reconciliation Fund