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Social security & welfare law

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social security & welfare law category. Presented with a red border are the Social security & welfare law books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social security & welfare law books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Child Abuse, Child Protection & the Law

Child Abuse, Child Protection & the Law

Author: Alison Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

The European Union and Social Security Law

The European Union and Social Security Law

Author: Jaan Paju Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

The aim of this book is to examine how EU law relates to and impacts on the national social security systems of the Member States. It asks three key questions. Firstly, it looks at how the internal market and its developments have eroded Member States' sovereignty over their social security systems, despite the fact that the EU has limited competence in the field. It then explores, secondly, how the Union Citizenship and, thirdly, the Charter of Fundamental Rights has affected the coordination of these regimes.

Specifying and Securing a Social Minimum in the Battle Against Poverty

Specifying and Securing a Social Minimum in the Battle Against Poverty

Author: Toomas Kotkas Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2019

This book addresses a topic that is currently high on the agenda in many fora: how to specify and secure a social minimum? The term `social minimum' has different meanings, depending on the context. These contexts are examined in this book from different perspectives, including law, sociology, philosophy, politics and economics. In the first part, the social minimum is discussed from a conceptual and theoretical point of view. The second part shows the various ways in which the social minimum can be specified and measured. There is a need for new indicators that take into account, for instance, aspects of adequate social participation. As this part shows, the choice of indicators is closely intertwined with political choices. The third part approaches the social minimum from the perspective of legal obligations, addressing the nature of different obligations imposed on individuals and states. The fourth part deals with the question of social minimum in the context of courts, adjudication and justiciability. The role of international treaties and national constitutions - the interpretation of the rights they enshrine and the way these are dealt with by expert committees and courts - is discussed with a view to understanding how the guarantee of a social minimum can be promoted within individual countries. Besides being of interest for academics in fields ranging from legal theory and human rights to the social sciences, the book also serves as an important source for students as well as practitioners interested in the social minimum, and anyone who wants to gain an insight into the current debates on this extremely important issue.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation 2019/20

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation 2019/20

Author: Child Poverty Action Group Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

This annual title from CPAG contains all the relevant primary and secondary legislation governing housing benefit and the council tax reduction schemes in England, Wales and Scotland. With expert commentary on the rules, the latest caselaw, official guidance and advice on administrative and practical issues, it is an essential resource for anyone dealing with housing benefit enquiries, especially those preparing and presenting appeals, as well as lawyers, local authority staff and housing organisations. Used in all housing benefit cases coming before the First-tier Tribunal, it includes an updating Supplement in summer 2020.

Getting By Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income

Getting By Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income

Getting By offers an integrated, critical account of the federal laws and programs that most directly affect poor and low-income people in the United States-the unemployed, the underemployed, and the low-wage employed, whether working in or outside the home. The central aim is to provide a resource for individuals and groups trying to access benefits, secure rights and protections, and mobilize for economic justice. The topics covered include cash assistance, employment and labor rights, food assistance, health care, education, consumer and banking law, housing assistance, rights in public places, access to justice, and voting rights. This comprehensive volume is appropriate for law school and undergraduate courses, and is a vital resource for policy makers, journalists, and others interested in social welfare policy in the United States.

Getting By Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income

Getting By Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income

Getting By offers an integrated, critical account of the federal laws and programs that most directly affect poor and low-income people in the United States-the unemployed, the underemployed, and the low-wage employed, whether working in or outside the home. The central aim is to provide a resource for individuals and groups trying to access benefits, secure rights and protections, and mobilize for economic justice. The topics covered include cash assistance, employment and labor rights, food assistance, health care, education, consumer and banking law, housing assistance, rights in public places, access to justice, and voting rights. This comprehensive volume is appropriate for law school and undergraduate courses, and is a vital resource for policy makers, journalists, and others interested in social welfare policy in the United States.

Benefits for Migrants Handbook 2019-2020

Benefits for Migrants Handbook 2019-2020

Author: Rebecca Walker, Tim Lawrence, Aideen Woods Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Children's Handbook Scotland 2019/2020

Children's Handbook Scotland 2019/2020

Author: Alison Gillies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

The annual Children's Handbook Scotland provides a complete guide to benefits and tax credits where children are living away from their parents, including children in kinship or foster care, children looked after by the local authority, and children at residential school, in residential care or in hospital. It covers entitlement when children are living away from home, how local authority payments affect carers' benefits and tax credits, and how to challenge decisions. Fully referenced to legislation and caselaw, and with easy-to-use checklists and examples, this latest edition remains an essential guide for anyone working with families and children in Scotland.

Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 2019-2020

Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 2019-2020

Author: Angela Toal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

The companion to our popular Student Support and Benefits Handbook, this annual title is the key guide to the benefits system for students in Scotland. It includes a quick guide to the grants and loans available for further and higher education in Scotland, and clear, easy-to-use information on students' benefit entitlement and how this is affected by their student income. Also included is information on how benefits are affected in vacations and if a student takes time out from their course. Fully updated for the 2019/20 academic year, the book 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.