Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook
The following books are available from CPAG, 30 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB, Tel: 020 7837 7979. An order form, as well as details of CPAG’s other handbooks and online subscription services, and details of the prices for members and CABx, is at www.shop.cpag.org.uk.
Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2016/17 (April 2016): £61/£15 for claimants (2017/18 edition available April 2017)
Benefit and Tax Credit Rates Poster 2016/17 (March 2016): £7
Universal Credit: what you need to know, 3rd edition (autumn 2015): £15
Council Tax Handbook, 11th edition (January 2016): £22
Fuel Rights Handbook, 18th edition (autumn 2016): £26
Children's Handbook Scotland, 9th edition (autumn 2016): £20
Disability Rights Handbook 2016/17 (May 2016): £33.50
Student Support and Benefits Handbook: England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2016/17 (autumn 2016): £25
The following guidance, used by decision makers in the DWP and local authorities, is available at www.gov.uk/dwp. It has no legal standing, so you cannot quote it in an appeal, but it can be useful to refer decision makers to it if you want a decision overturned by an internal revision or supersession.
Decision Makers' Guide
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Guidance Manual
Advice for Decision Making (for universal credit and other benefits introduced from April 2013)
The Law Relating to Social Security
This is available at http://lawvolumes.dwp.gov.uk. These volumes are officially produced and contain updated Acts and regulations relating to social security up to October 2015.
This government website has many new and consolidated Acts and regulations: www.legislation.gov.uk
Social Security Legislation, Volumes 1 to 5
Published by Sweet and Maxwell, these volumes contain updated Acts and regulations covering social security and tax credits with explanatory commentary. They are available from CPAG.
CPAG's Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation
Published by CPAG, this contains updated Acts and regulations and a detailed commentary.
Decisions of the Upper Tribunal
Reported and unreported decisions are available from www.osscsc.gov.uk.
Contact your student services department, student association, bursaries office or the National Association of Student Money Advisers (www.nasma.org.uk) for advice on studying and claiming benefits.
CPAG in Scotland
Unit 9, Ladywell
94 Duke Street
Glasgow G4 0UW
Tel: 0141 552 3303
Advice line for advisers only: 0141 552 0552 (Mon–Thurs, 10am–4pm; Fri, 10am-12 noon)
CPAG in Scotland provides an advice, information and training service for advisers.
SDS Individual Learning Accounts
Skills Development Scotland
Tel: 0800 917 8000
Skills Development Scotland can provide funding information on learning, and can be used by both learners and intermediaries/frontline advisers.
5 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh EH2 4RG
Freephone helpline: 0800 999 2568 (Mon, Wed, Thurs, 2–4pm; Tues, Fri 10am–12pm)
Lead Scotland is a charity that enables disabled adults and carers to access inclusive learning opportunities.
National Union of Students Scotland
1 Papermill Wynd
Edinburgh EH7 4QL
Tel: 0131 556 6598
Scottish Funding Council
97 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 5HD
Tel: 0131 313 6500
Scottish Social Services Council
11 Riverside Drive
Dundee DD1 4NY
Tel: 0345 603 0891
Student Awards Agency Scotland
Edinburgh EH11 3UT
Tel: 0300 555 0505
Student Loans Company
100 Bothwell Street
Glasgow G2 7JD
Tel: 0300 100 0609
UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs
9–17 St Albans Place
London N1 0NX
Advice line for students: 020 7788 9214 (Mon–Fri, 1pm–4pm)
UKCISA provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK, and to staff who work with them.
|AAC||Administrative Appeals Chamber|
|AACR||Administrative Appeals Chamber Reports|
|EWCA Civ||England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division)|
|NICA||Northern Ireland Court of Appeal|
|UKUT||United Kingdom Upper Tribunal|
|JSA 1995||Jobseekers Act 1995|
|LGFA 1992||Local Government Finance Act 1992|
|SSCBA 1992||Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992|
|WRA 2007||Welfare Reform Act 2007|
|WRWA 2016||Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016|
Each set of regulations has a statutory instrument (SI) number and a date. You ask for them by giving their date and number.
|CB Regs||The Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006 No.223|
|C(LC)SSB(S) Regs||The Children (Leaving Care) Social Security Benefits (Scotland) Regulations 2004 No.747|
|CTC Regs||The Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002 No.2007|
|CTR(S) Regs||The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Regulations 2012 No.303|
|CT(D)(S)CAO||The Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Consolidation and Amendment Order 2003 No.176|
The Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 No.794
|ESA(TP) Regs||The Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2008 No.795|
|HB Regs||The Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 No.213|
|HSSWF(A) Regs||The Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2005 No.3262|
|IS Regs||The Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 No.1967|
|JSA Regs||The Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996 No.207|
|JSA Regs 2013||The Job Seeker's Allowance Regulations 2013 No. 378|
|NHS(TERC)(S) Regs||The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2003 No.460|
|SS(ICA) Regs||The Social Security (Invalid Care Allowance) Regulations 1976 No.409|
|TC(DCI) Regs||The Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002 No.2006|
|UC Regs||The Universal Credit Regulations 2013 No.376|
|ADM||Advice for Decision Making|
|DMG||Decision Maker's Guide|
|GM||Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit Guidance Manual|
References like AD v SSWP  UKUT 46 (AAC) are references to decisions of the Upper Tribunal.
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