Decision Makers Guide

The Decision Makers Guide is a number of reference volumes for Decision Makers on the interpretation of Social Security Legislation.

Volume 1

Decision Making and Appeals – Principles of decision making and evidence | Claims and applications | Revision | Supersession, suspension and termination | Work-focused interviews | Making appeals and staying

Volume 2

International subjects – European, International and Human Rights issues

Volume 3

Subjects common to all benefits – Payment of and Deductions from benefit | Overpayments, recoverability, adjustments and recoupments | Evidence | Living together | Imprisonment | Incapacity for work | Welfare to work | Earnings | Dependency increases | Overlapping Benefits | Hospital in-patients

Volume 4

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support – Entitlement | Special conditions and jobseeking periods | Membership of the family | Normal amount payable | Special cases

Volume 5

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support - General rules on income | Employed earners | Self-employed earners and share fishermen | Income other than earnings | Capital

Volume 6

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support - Students, young claimants and their partners | Urgent case payments | Trade disputes | Payment questions | Sanctions | Hardship

Volume 7

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support – Transitional protection | Social Fund payments

Volume 8

Employment and Support Allowance – Entitlement | Limited capability for work and work-related activity | Membership of the household | Normal amount payable and components | IB, SDA and IS – claims and reassessment | Payment questions

Volume 9

Employment and Support Allowance – General rules on income | Earnings of employed earners | Self-employed earners | Income other than earnings | Capital | Work-focused interview, work-related activity, disqualification and advance awards of income-related ESA | Special cases and urgent case payments

Volume 10

Incapacity Benefit – Transitional provisions for the introduction of IB | IB | SDA | WB | Transitional arrangements on the introduction of DLA | CA | AA and DLA | Maternity Benefits | Bereavement Benefit

Volume 11

Industrial Injuries Benefits – Background to the Industrial Injuries Scheme | Industrial accidents | Prescribed diseases | Disablement Benefits | REA | Unemployability supplement

Volume 12

Retirement Pension | Forfeiture (Northern Ireland) Order 1982

Volume 13

State Pension Credit – Entitlement, membership of the household and normal amount payable | Additional amounts and special groups | Payment questions | Transitional provisions

Volume 14

State Pension Credit – Assessed income period | Deemed weekly income from capital | Income other than earnings | Earnings

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