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Housing Benefits Assessment Officer

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £18 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    JR-335

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    18 Jun 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2020-05-20

Housing Benefits Assessment Officer

Akton Recruitment has an exciting oppurtunity for an experienced Housing Benefits Assessment officer to join a Local Authority

Experienced at using the Academy EV CAPITA Software package, Experience of using a Document Management system Significant Benefits assessing experience Excellent Housing Benefit legislation knowledge Must have experience of underlying entitlement and revising decisions

The Benefit Officers Job role:
  • ·Managing your own caseloads, you will make assessments on applications related to; Emergency Payments, Household Goods, Housing Benefit & Council Tax reduction.
  • ·The processing of reported changes in circumstances affecting those claims.
  • ·Carrying out complex assessments, such as adjudicating on fraud or appeal cases.
  • ·Providing written and face to face explanations of decisions and overpayments where requested.
  • ·Candidates must have experience of using Northgate document management system and had experience working in a BAO role for a local authority for at least 2 years.
The successful Benefits Assessments Officer should have the following experience:
  • ·Recent experience of the Northgate system
  • ·Recent experience working within public services/local authorities for a minimum of 2 years
  • ·Experience handling assessments related to benefits
  • ·Experience working face to face with the public
  • ·Ability to make decisions on caseloads
 For more information,  please do not hesitate to call Jordan on 01772 428186