Social Security Law

Social Security Law

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Social Security Law is an up-to-date, critical, yet authoritative account of the British social security system and its legal framework. It sets out the principal features of the main social benefits, giving a detailed exposition of the legal basis of entitlement to each benefit. It then takes the reader several steps further in placing the understanding of social security law into its wider social, political, historical and European more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18.54mm | 448g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XXVI, 352 p.
  • 0333715772
  • 9780333715772

About Robert East

ROBERT EAST has been teaching law at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level for a number of years, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. He has published in the spheres of Social Security Law and Criminal Justice. He is currently Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of more

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'I am very impressed with it. It is very comprehensive in coverage, but always comprehensible...It is also amazingly cheap.' - Robin M. White, Lecturer, Dundee Universityshow more

Table of contents

Poverty.- An Introduction to the Legal Framework, Administration, Appeals System and Types of Benefit of the British Social Security System.- The British Social Security System in Context.- Jobseeker's Allowance.- Income Support.- General Provision for Income-Related Benefits.- Benefits for the Sick and Disabled.- Pensions.- Family Credit and Working Families Tax Credit.- Child Benefit.- Housing Benefit.- Council Tax Benefit.- The Social Fund.- Reform: Past, Present and Future.- Appendix.- April 1999 Benefit more