Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook & Disability Rights Handbook 2019/20 - Bundle

Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook Publication date: April 2019 Edition: 21st & Disability Rights Handbook Publication date: April 2019 Edition: 44th Published by: Disability Rights UK
ISBN: 978-1-910715-49-9 & 978-1-903335-81-9
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Welfare Benfits and Tax Credits Handbook 2019/20

The definitive guide to the social security system in the UK.

The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is CPAG’s definitive guide to the social security system, and an essential resource for all advisers who are serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to their clients.

With detailed information on all the recent changes to the social security system, including the latest on the roll-out of universal credit, the right to reside test and the sanctions regime, the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook provides comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2019/20.

New to this edition:

  • The introduction of universal credit, including the latest on the migration process and who must still claim the old means-tested benefits.
  • The latest information on how Brexit will affect benefit entitlement.
  • A brand-new section covering the new benefits system in Scotland.

What does it cover?
The book provides comprehensive information about entitlement to all benefits, together with full details on the rules about work, work-related responsibilities and the work capability assessment, the income and capital rules, benefit sanctions, the ‘bedroom tax’, overpayments, fraud, and how to challenge decisions. 

It is fully indexed, for ease of use, and cross-referenced to law, regulations and official guidance, and to court and tribunal decisions. Tactical guidance and examples are included throughout to help you navigate the complexities of the social security system.

Who is it for?
The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook remains the essential resource for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority and housing association staff, social workers, union officials and benefit claimants.

Disability Rights Handbook 2019/20

A guide to benefits and services for all disabled people, their families, carers and advisers.

The handbook provides in-depth, comprehensive guidance on the benefits system, explains how social care operates around the UK and includes information about other services and resources for disabled people.

Fully updated for 2019/20 it includes:

  • Benefits for people living with health conditions, injury or disability and for carers, children and young people
  • How the system works, how to claim and how to challenge a decision
  • Support for people in education or work, not in work, looking for work or in retirement
  • Getting and paying for care and support services

The rules change every year; in this uncertain economic and political time, and continued welfare reform and benefit cuts, keeping up with the changes is critical.

About the publication
Written by benefits specialists, it’s the only user-friendly guide designed to provide answers for both claimants and advisers. It delivers  complex information in clear, straightforward plain-English.

What’s new this year?
Universal Credit has been rolled out across the UK but the way it operates and the schedule for migration keeps changing, as do the rules which govern it. Transitional rules allow for some ‘top ups’ to the incomes of some people being migrated to the new benefit. Case law continues to have an impact on the way the law is applied, particularly with more recent benefits such as Personal Independence Payment.

Published by: Disability Rights UK

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the bundle is available for £72. Please contact us on 020 7812 5227 or email: bookorders@cpag.org.uk.  

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