Written by the leading welfare rights experts in the country, our Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is the definitive guide to the social security system, and an essential resource for all advisers who are serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to the clients.
New in this edition:
Information on limited capability for work, including caselaw
An update on Brexit and how it affects benefit entitlement
Latest information on new payments in Scotland
A full update on the introduction of universal credit, including migration
What does it cover? The book provides extensive coverage of the social security system, comprising of information about entitlement to all benefits, together with full details on the rules about work, work-related responsibilities and the work capability assessment, the income and capital rules, benefit sanctions, the ‘bedroom tax’, overpayments, fraud, and how to challenge decisions.
It is fully indexed, for ease of use, and cross-referenced to law, regulations and official guidance, and to court and tribunal decisions. Tactical guidance and examples are included throughout to help you navigate the complexities of the social security system.
Who is it for? The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook remains the essential resource for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority and housing association staff, social workers, union officials and benefit claimants.