Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits Handbook, 2023/24
Written by our team of over 20 experts, CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is the must-have guide to the social security system. It is essential for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority and housing association staff, social workers, union officials and benefit claimants.
It is more important than ever for claimants and their families to get the benefits they are entitled to. We give detailed advice about the rules, including the additional cost of living payments for benefit claimants.
We also describe recent changes to bereavement benefits for cohabiting parents. Thanks to two successful legal cases, one brought by CPAG, children no longer miss out on support if one of their parents dies. As the roll-out of the managed migration programme speeds up, we cover the latest on the transfer from legacy benefits to universal credit.
This edition also contains the latest updates on the circumstances in which European and non-European nationals have a qualifying right to reside, as well as covering specific benefit rules for refugees and those coming to the UK from Afghanistan and Ukraine. The latest information about CPAG’s successful legal case on the rights of people with pre-settled status to benefits enabling them to live in dignity, is also included.
The handbook provides comprehensive information about entitlement to all benefits including statutory payments such as sick pay and paternity leave, with fully updated benefit and tax credit rates for 2023/24, providing all the information you need to help you maximise income for your clients and to support with completing benefits checks, making claims and what to do when things go wrong.