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  • How to Handle Later Life


    Categories: family and health; ageing; self-help; law; social sciences.

    A comprehensive handbook offering information and guidance for older people on healthcare rights, nutrition, housing, transport, disability, domestic support, power of attorney, care, social contact, employment rights, social care, elder abuse, money, dementia, anxiety, depression, strokes, end-of-life choices, state benefits.

    Aimed at the general reader – older people and their families and friends – but also of interest to solicitors, financial advisors, doctors, nurses, housing and care practitioners, advisors in voluntary organisations, students of social work, law, healthcare and housing.

    For a limited period we are offering this book at discount to indivuals who buy direct from this website.  If you add this book to the cart you will find a discount is applied and that after postage and packing you are charged an all in price of £22.00.

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  • CPAG'S Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction


    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.


    ‘Packed with relevant information in an easily portable form. The title remains a work which no one concerned with housing benefits can be without’ FAMILY LAW

    ‘An important tool for anyone advising about housing benefit’ THE LAW SOCIETY’S GAZETTE

    ‘An indispensable guide for all those advising claimants in whatever capacity’ SCOTS LAW TIMES

    ‘This excellent text is a must have for all advisers dealing with Housing Benefit claims.’ THE ADVISER (Citizens Advice)

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  • Universal Credit: What you need to know 4th Edition 2017


    Universal Credit: what you need to know is the ideal guide for both advisers who need to know how and when universal credit will affect their clients, and for those currently claiming benefits themselves. It is filled with clear advice and lots of useful examples. 

    What does it cover?

    • What is universal credit?
    • When can you claim universal credit?
    • How much universal credit do you get?
    • What is the claimant commitment?
    • Who must look for work?
    • When can your universal credit be sanctioned?
    • What can you do if there is a problem? 

    4th Edition updated to reflect the roll out of universal credit including the “two-child limit” and other legislative updates. 


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  • Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2018/2019


    The definitive guide to the social security system in the UK.

    The definitive 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 social security system, including the latest on the roll-out of universal credit, the right to reside test and the sanctions regime, the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook provides comprehensive advice about entitlement in 2018/19.

    What does it cover?

    This edition includes new and updated information on:

     • who can claim benefits and tax credits

    • the roll-out 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

    • changes to support for mortgage interest

    Fully indexed for ease of use and cross-referenced to law, regulations, official guidance and court, Upper Tribunal and commissioners’ decisions, the handbook also offers tactical information on common problem areas and advice on how to challenge decisions.

    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.


    ‘The best value in publishing ... The reference manual of choice for professional advisers.’ - SOLICITORS JOURNAL 

    The advisers’ bible… The most comprehensive and user-friendly publication in the field of welfare benefits… An absolute must for welfare rights workers as well as those giving general advice’ - THE ADVISER (CITIZENS ADVICE) 

    ‘This cornerstone book on welfare benefits and tax credits from CPAG shines the way forward.’  - PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR OF RICHMOND GREEN CHAMBERS

    ‘Excellent’ - THE MIRROR 

    ‘The most complete guides to social security benefits’ - SUNDAY TIMES 

    ‘The advisers’ bible remains the key text in the welfare benefits field … CPAG’s book remains the essential purchase for anyone offering advice on social security’ – ADVISER

    ‘Simply the best and most vital guide… that you can buy’ – COMMUNITY CARE 

    ‘Written with unsurpassed clarity… essential’ – FAMILY LAW

     ‘The one thing that can be relied on in this ever changing world of welfare is CPAG’s indispensable handbook… the adviser’s bible’ – THE ADVISER (Citizens Advice)

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