Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, State Pension Credit and the Social Fund is Volume II of the 2019/20 edition of the series Social Security Legislation. This volume offers practical and up-to-date guidance on the income-related benefits (other than universal credit, which is covered in Volume V, and income-related employment and support allowance (ESA), which is to be found in Volume I so that the whole of ESA is in one volume). In addition, it includes “new style” (i.e., contribution-based) jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) so that JSA is also covered as a whole in one volume.
This volume contains all the relevant legislation, including the date and effect of amendments, with detailed commentary taking account of decisions of the courts, the Upper Tribunal and the former Social Security Commissioners, and with easy reference to the definitions of key statutory terms. Tables of cases and Upper Tribunal/Commissioners decisions and a comprehensive index are included to assist the reader. It is an authoritative guide to assist tribunals and tribunal users on the issues that could arise on appeals about:
- Income support
- “Old style” and “new style” JSA
- State Pension Credit (SPC)
- Social Fund payments