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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
CPAG: Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2017/2018 isbn 9781910715239

CPAG: Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2016/2017

ISBN13: 9781910715079
New Edition ISBN: 9781910715239
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781906076955
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Child Poverty Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Known as ‘the advisers’ bible’ our comprehensive guide to all benefits and tax credits is an essential resource for all professional advisers serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to their clients.

With detailed information on all the recent changes to the welfare benefits system, including the latest on the roll-out of universal credit and the sanctions regime, the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook also offers tactical information on common problem areas and advice on how to challenge decisions.

What does it cover?

This edition includes new and updated information on:

  • who can claim benefits and tax credits
  • the introduction and implementation of universal credit
  • disability and incapacity benefits, and the work capability assessment for employment and support allowance
  • dealing with benefit sanctions
  • challenging decisions, backdating, overpayments, income and capital, and national insurance provisions
  • the new state pension
Fully indexed for ease of use and cross-referenced to law, regulations, official guidance and court, Upper Tribunal and commissioners’ decisions, the handbook is available in print and online, with bi-monthly updates published in our Welfare Rights Bulletin and the online version updated throughout the year.

Who is it for?

The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is an essential resource for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority staff, social workers, union officials and claimants.