Social Security at Work

Social Security at Work

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Covering all major changes which come into effect in 1989, this is a guide which fully explains all the Social Security benefits which people at work may need to claim. It explains the National Insurance system and the new Income Support programme. It covers sickness benefit, maternity pay, entitlements during trade disputes, benefits in the event of industrial acidents or disease, housing benefit, family credit and short-time work. Sue Ward looks at these areas in relation to full and part-time workers, trainees and the self-employed; the book should be of benefit to Trade Unionists, advice workers and libraries. Sue Ward has worked as a Trade Union Researcher, a negotiator on pensions for the GMWU, and an adviser on pensions to the TUC. She is now a freelance writer and broadcaster on various aspects of social welfare and has written other books, including "The Essential Guide to Pensions", "Getting the Message Across", "The A-Z of Meetings" and "Organizing Things".
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 371g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • booklist, list of useful organizations, index
  • 0745303285
  • 9780745303284

Table of contents

Part 1 How the system works: introduction; the different types of benefit; national insurance benefits; national insurance decisions and appeals; income support, family credit, and housing. Part 2 Benefits in different circumstances; benefits if you are off sick from; industrial accidents and diseases; industrial injuries benefits continued; benefits in pregnancy and maternity; trade disputes; working less than a full week, or a full year; leaving or losing your job; benefits for young workers and trainees.
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