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Social Security Law in the United Kingdom, Third edition

By Stephen Hardy


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book describes the social security regime in the United Kingdom. It conveys a clear working knowledge of the legal mechanics affecting health care, employment injuries and occupational diseases, incapacity to work, pensions, survivors’ benefits, unemployment benefits and services, and family benefits.

The analysis covers the field of application, conditions for entitlement, calculation of benefits, financing, the institutional framework, and relevant law enforcement and controls. Allowances for retirees, employees, public sector workers, the self-employed, and the handicapped are all clearly explained, along with full details of claims, adjudication procedures, and appeals.

Succinct yet eminently practical, the book will be a valuable resource for lawyers handling social security matters in the United Kingdom. It will be of practical utility to those both in public service and private practice called on to develop and to apply social security law and policy, and of special interest as a contribution to the comparative study of social security systems.

Pages 280
Publish Date 06/13/2019
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403511634
SKU 10058534-0002
Table of Contents

The Author
List of Abbreviations
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. The Institutions
Part II. Contributions and Financing
Chapter 1. Contributions and Credits
Chapter 2. General Taxation
Chapter 3. Pension Provision and the Role of Private Finance
Part III. Health Care
Chapter 1. Health Service Benefits
Chapter 2. Impact of Health Treatment on Social Security Benefits
Chapter 3. Benefits Payable in Respect of Death
Part IV. Family Allowances: Child Benefit and Child Support
Chapter 1. Financial Provision Associated with the Costs of the Birth of a Child
Chapter 2. Social Security to Assist with the Costs of Bringing Up Children
Chapter 3. Child Support
Part V. Incapacity to Work
Chapter 1. Statutory Sick Pay
Chapter 2. Employment and Support Allowance
Chapter 3. Incapacity Benefit
Chapter 4. The Macfarlane Trust Funds
Part VI. Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases
Chapter 1. The Industrial Injuries Scheme
Chapter 2. Former (Abolished) Additional Benefits
Chapter 3. Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Occupational Disease: Health and Safety at Work
Part VII. Unemployment
Chapter 1. Universal Credit
Chapter 2. Job Seeker’s Allowance
Chapter 3. Back-to-Work Schemes
Chapter 4. Provision of Work: Training Schemes and Employment Opportunities
Part VIII. Pensions
Chapter 1. The State Retirement Pension
Chapter 2. Additional State Pension
Chapter 3. Occupational and Personal Pensions Schemes
Chapter 4. Pension Credits
Part IX. Disabled Persons
Chapter 1. Disability Living Allowance
Chapter 2. Attendance Allowance for Those over the Age of 65 (AA 65+)
Chapter 3. Personal Independence Payment
Chapter 4. Severe Disablement Allowance
Chapter 5. Other Benefits and Measures to Assist the Disabled
Part X. Social Benefits and Tax Credits
Chapter 1. Income Support
Chapter 2. Working Tax Credit
Chapter 3. HB and CTB
Chapter 4. The Social Fund
Part XI. Claims and Adjudication
Chapter 1. Claims
Chapter 2. The Administration of Social Security
Chapter 3. Reviews and Appeals
Appendix 1. UK Benefits & Pensions Rates 2018-19
Appendix 2. UK Tax & Tax Credit Rates 2018-19
Selected Bibliography