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Benefits: Case Law, Legislation, Links 06-01-16

Benefits: Case Law, Legislation, Links 06-01-16

Postby dls » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:10 am

Housing Benefit, Attendance Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance and all other varieties of benefits.
Please take the time to explore these links. Once you get used to what is provided, the power to enquire about the law is properly substantial. Suggestions for further leading cases, statutes, links and corrections are always welcome. I give my warm thanks to those who have suggested material.

Case law:
Leading Cases:
Legislation:
    1948
      National Assistance Act 1948 / 29 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Local Government, Immigration, Health
      An Act to terminate the existing poor law and to provide in lieu thereof for the assistance of persons in need by the National Assistance Board and by local authorities; to make further provision for the welfare of disabled, sick, aged and other persons and for regulating homes for disabled and aged persons and charities for disabled persons; to amend the law relating to non-contributory old age pensions; to make provision as to the burial or cremation of deceased persons; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
    1978
      Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 / 44 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Employment, Insolvency
      An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to rights of employees arising out of their employment; and certain enactments relating to the insolvency of employers; to employment tribunals; to recoupment of certain benefits; to conciliation officers; and to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
    1988
      The Social Security (Payments on account, Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations 1988 / 664 -|- Case law
      Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 / 43 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Housing, Scotland
      An Act to establish a body having functions relating to housing; and, as respects Scotland, to make further provision with respect to houses let on tenancies; to confer on that body and on persons approved for the purpose the right to acquire from public sector landlords certain houses occupied by secure tenants; to make new provision as to the limit on discount on the price of houses purchased by secure tenants; to provide for the making of local authority grants to assist local authority tenants to obtain accommodation otherwise than as such tenants; to abolish, and make interim provision for the capitalisation of, certain subsidies and contributions relating to housing; to make further provision about rent officers and the administration of housing benefit and rent allowance subsidy; to make provision for the disposal of housing land by development corporations; and for connected purposes.
      Housing Act 1988 / 50 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Housing
      An Act to make further provision with respect to dwelling-houses let on tenancies or occupied under licences; to amend the Rent Act 1977 and the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976; to establish a body, Housing for Wales, having functions relating to housing associations; to amend the Housing Associations Act 1985 and to repeal and re-enact with amendments certain provisions of Part II of that Act; to make provision for the establishment of housing action trusts for areas designated by the Secretary of State; to confer on persons approved for the purpose the right to acquire from public sector landlords certain dwelling-houses occupied by secure tenants; to make further provision about rent officers, the administration of housing benefit and rent allowance subsidy, the right to buy, repair notices and certain disposals of land and the application of capital money arising thereon; to make provision consequential upon the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988; and for connected purposes.
    1992
    1995
      Jobseekers Act 1995 / 18 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Employment
      An Act to provide for a jobseeker’s allowance and to make other provision to promote the employment of the unemployed and the assistance of persons without a settled way of life.
    1997
    1998
      Community Care (Residential Accommodation) Act 1998 / 19 -|- Case law
      An Act to restrict the amount of a person’s capital which may be taken into account by a local authority in determining whether he should be provided with residential accommodation that would be, or would be treated as, provided under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948.
    2000
      Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 / 19 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also: Child Support, Family
      An Act to amend the law relating to child support; to amend the law relating to occupational and personal pensions and war pensions; to amend the law relating to social security benefits and social security administration; to amend the law relating to national insurance contributions; to amend Part III of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 and Part III of the Family Law Act 1986; and for connected purposes.
    2002
      Employment Act 2002 / 22 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also: Employment
      An Act to make provision for statutory rights to paternity and adoption leave and pay; to amend the law relating to statutory maternity leave and pay; to amend the Employment Tribunals Act 1996; to make provision for the use of statutory procedures in relation to employment disputes; to amend the law relating to particulars of employment; to make provision about compromise agreements; to make provision for questionnaires in relation to equal pay; to make provision in connection with trade union learning representatives; to amend section 110 of the Employment Rights Act 1996; to make provision about fixed-term work; to make provision about flexible working; to amend the law relating to maternity allowance; to make provision for work-focused interviews for partners of benefit claimants; to make provision about the use of information for, or relating to, employment and training; and for connected purposes.
    2004
      Age-Related Payments Act 2004 / 10 -|- Case law
      An Act to make provision for payments by the Secretary of State to persons over the age of 70; and to enable provision to be made for payments by the Secretary of State to persons over the age of 60.
    2005
    2007
    2008
      Health and Social Care Act 2008 / 14 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also: Health, Health Professions
      An Act to establish and make provision in connection with a Care Quality Commission; to make provision about health care (including provision about the National Health Service) and about social care; to make provision about reviews and investigations under the Mental Health Act 1983; to establish and make provision in connection with an Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator and make other provision about the regulation of the health care professions; to confer power to modify the regulation of social care workers; to amend the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984; to provide for the payment of a grant to women in connection with pregnancy; to amend the functions of the Health Protection Agency; and for connected purposes.
    2010
      Personal Care at Home Act 2010 / 18 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Health
      An Act to amend section 15 of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 so as to remove the restriction on the period for which personal care may be provided free of charge to persons living at home; and to make consequential provision.
    2011
    2012
      Welfare Reform Act 2012 / 5 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law
      An Act to make provision for universal credit and personal independence payment; to make other provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision about the functions of the registration service, child support maintenance and the use of jobcentres; to establish the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission and otherwise amend the Child Poverty Act 2010; and for connected purposes.
    2013
    2014
    2015
      Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Act 2015 / 34 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Northern Ireland
      An Act to make provision in connection with social security and child support maintenance in Northern Ireland; to make provision in connection with arrangements under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950; and for connected purposes.

Links:
    Child Poverty Action Group -|- The best for benefits advice, and related advice.

    Citizens Advice -|- The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    Department for Work and Pensions
    Disability Law Service -|- Run by and for disabled people DLS is a registered national charity. We have provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 30 years.
    Disabled people and their families, carers and advocates, are all welcome to contact our helpline for advice.

    Disability Law Service -|- Health

    Free Representation Unit -|- Providing free legal representation for the public and advocacy experience for junior lawyers

    Funeral Payments -|- If you’re on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging, you could get a Funeral Payment.

    Legal Action Group -|- Working with lawyers and advisers to promte equal access to justice.

    Mental Capacity Law -|- 39 Essex Chambers - case database

    Refugee Council -|- Supporting and Empowering Refugees

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