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Written for students and their advisers, the Student Support and Benefits Handbook is the definitive annual guide to all aspects of financial support for students. Produced in conjunction with the National Union of Students, this popular guide to student finance and benefit entitlement in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been fully updated for the 2019/20 academic year, and covers the range of grants and loans available in all three countries - for full-time and part-time students, young people in further education, postgraduates and those studying vocational courses. It also includes information on the benefits available while in education, how student income affects entitlement, and what happens in vacations and if a student takes time out from their course. No one advising students should be without a copy of this book.
This latest edition of Child Support: the legislation contains the primary and secondary legislation relating to the statutory child support scheme, together with expert commentary by Judge Edward Jacobs. Also included are the procedural rules for the First-tier and Upper Tribunals, together with authoritative analysis of decisions made by the courts to show how the law has been interpreted and applied. Fully updated to include all amendments to legislation as well as the latest caselaw, it is a vital resource for anyone who wants to challenge a child support decision.
Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career. This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 15th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. Online resources The book is accompanied by the following online resources: For students -Video tutorials on a range of practical topics -Multiple choice questions for students to test their knowledge -Guidance on answering the exercises from the book -Further reading suggestions -Glossary of legal jargon For lecturers -PowerPoint slide lecture outlines for each chapter -Notes to accompany the slides with discussion of key issues to consider when teaching this area of law
Our annual Child Support Handbook is the standard practical guide to the statutory child maintenance scheme. This latest edition covers all the current arrangements for applying for, collecting and enforcing child support. It includes details on how child support is calculated and how this can be varied, what happens if parentage is disputed or if parents share their children's care, the role of the courts, how old cases are closed and transferred, how to get a decision changed and how the Child Maintenance Service collects arrears. Practical examples and tactical tips for dealing with the Child Maintenance Service are included throughout, and the book is fully indexed and cross-referenced to the latest legislation and caselaw.
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. New in 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.
Annual volume of up-to-date legislation with expert commentary remains the definitive guide to housing benefit legislation, and also legislation governing the council tax reduction schemes in England, Wales and Scotland. Used in all housing benefit cases coming before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber), this latest edition includes analysis and interpretation of provisions, the latest caselaw, reference to official guidance, coverage of administration issues and help with practice.
The Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook is the most comprehensive guide to benefits and tax credits for students in Scotland. It includes information on: * benefit and tax credit entitlement for full-time or part-time students * how Scottish grants and loans affect benefits * how much benefit is paid in term time and vacations * benefits and tax credits for disabled students and students with children Fully updated for the 2017/18 academic year, the handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone who advises students in Scotland. It is fully cross-referenced to the law and includes easy-to-use checklists and examples. Who is it for? This book is an invaluable resource for advice workers, money advisers, bursary officers, student advisers and others who advise students in Scotland.
The Benefits for Migrants Handbook is the complete and definitive guide to social security entitlement for people who have come to or who are leaving the UK. This new edition of our popular handbook has been fully updated to take account of all legislative and case-law developments, including in the rapidly changing areas of residence rights and benefit entitlements for EEA nationals and the operation of the EU co-ordination rules. It explains, in an accessible way: * who can satisfy the right to reside requirement * how immigration status affects entitlement to benefits, tax credits and council tax reduction * difficulties that migrants may encounter with their claims and getting paid, and how to deal with problems such as delays and providing evidence * how the European rules co-ordinating social security can be of assistance * financial and other support available for asylum seekers Fully detailed indexed and cross-referenced to UK and European legislation and caselaw, it is the essential guide for EEA and non-EEA nationals, asylum seekers and refugees, families with different immigration statuses, British citizens returning from abroad, and all migrants who need to navigate the complexity of the immigration and benefit rules.
Navigate the extensive jurisdiction and powers of the Court of Protection. The Court of Protection affects an ever increasing number of people, among whom are some of the most vulnerable members of society. They need the best support and protection that the law and legal profession can provide. A Practitioner's Guide to the Court of Protection is written by practitioners whose individual and combined experience provide an invaluable guide to the law and practical application. The new Fourth Edition covers both the property and affairs and the welfare parts of the Court's jurisdiction, with new and expanded chapters covering: - The Court of Protection Rules 2017 - Case management pathways - Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty - Private international law - The practical application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney - Case law, practice and procedure of the Court of Protection - Latest guidance and practice notes from the Office of the Public Guardian It is essential reading for anyone involved in Court of Protection practice including private client practitioners, mental health practitioners, family law practitioners, deputies, local authorities, accountants, Independent Mental Capacity Advocates, Welfare Accredited Legal Representatives, and advocates.
The Debt Advice Handbook is the most comprehensive guide to the practice and process of money advice in England and Wales.It contains the essential information needed by advisers dealing with debt problems, including on interviewing clients; establishing liability; maximising income; prioritising debts; preparing financial statements; negotiating with creditors; and choosing the most effective strategy.Fully updated to cover all recent changes to legislation, caselaw and court procedure and practice, the Debt Advice Handbook is firmly established as a set text by the Institute of Money Advisers for the Certificate in Money Advice Practice.