Social Security Law is an up-to-date, critical, yet authoritative account of the British social security system and its legal framework. It then takes the reader several steps further in placing the understanding of social security law into its wider social, political, historical and European context.
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 context.
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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 Glamorgan.
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 Rates.
Social Security Law by Robert East
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