Tolley's Social Security and State Benefits

Tolley's Social Security and State Benefits : A Practical Guide

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Fundamental changes to the social security system are due to take effect in April 2002. The Government is committed to reforming the welfare system. Two new Government departments - the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Education and Skills - will bring to bear great change in social security access and procedure. This edition of the guide has been updated to reflect these changes, and covers the major changes in Child Support and Benefit assessment and Incapacity Benefit, the new State Second Pension (S2P) designed to supplement SERPs in certain cases, the new Widowed Parents Allowance, the Social Security Fraud Act 2001 - which increases powers of authorised benefit officers by allowing access to banks, financial sector institutions, and credit reference agencies where there is suspicion of benefit fraud - the new avenue of appeal for Housing Benefit and Council Tax benefit claims, the introduction of 'Jobcentre Plus', changes to other benefits, and new benefit rates for 2002/3. This edition aims to provide comprehensive coverage of all social security and state benefit issues, with a user-friendly layout. It includes tables, key facts and figures.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Lexisnexis UK
  • Tolley Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • tables, index
  • 0754516571
  • 9780754516576

Table of contents

1. Introductory Materials 2. Assessment of Means 3. Claiming for the Family 4. Claims, Decisions and Appeals 5. Overpayments and Recovery 6. Impact of the Human Rights Act 7. Income Support 8. Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance 9. Working Families Tax Credit 10. Disabled Person's Tax Credit 11. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit 12. Home Renovation Grants 13. Assessment of Means in Community Care 14. National Health Service Benefits 15. The Social Fund 16. Child Support Assessments 17. Child Benefit 18. Contributory Jobseeker's Allowance 19. Incapacity Benefit and Statutory Sick Pay 20. Industrial Disablement Benefit 21. Invalid Care Allowance 22. Maternity Benefits 23. Retirement Pensions 24. Bereavement Benefits 25. Disability Living Allowance 26. Attendance Allowance; Table of Statues; Table of Statutory Instruments; Table of European Legislation; Table of Cases; Indexshow more

About Jim Matthewman

By Kate Tonge, a freelance advisor and trainer currently advising the Government on the implementation of major Welfare Benefits changes that are due in 2003.show more