Recent Benefits and Allowances

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    Benefit of discussion


    James Simpson and Lucie Glover provide a comprehensive guide to the range of welfare benefits available to older clients

  • Justin Rourke

    Opting out


    Demand to transfer out of defined benefit pensions is hitting new highs. While the reasons for this are clear, are clients truly aware of the risks involved, asks Justin Rourke

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    Giving you the benefits


    There are many welfare benefits available to elderly clients who satisfy the appropriate criteria, but this is a complex and rapidly changing area of the law. Nicola August and Val Prosser provide a guide to the major benefits, and how you can challenge a decision

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    Pensions blow for same-sex couples


    The Court of Appeal has ruled that civil partners’ spouses are not entitled to pension benefits accrued before December 2005

  • Philip Evans

    Handle with care


    The Care Act 2014 has received royal assent and will come into force in October. Philip Evans explains some of the key provisions on care funding and local authorities’ duties, and their impact on private clients and their advisers

  • Daniel Sheridan

    Securing the future


    For clients who have disabled children, one of their main priorities will be supporting their children financially after their death. Daniel Sheridan outlines the options, including wills and trusts, and their implications for tax and benefits

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    PS November 2013


    This edition features tax advice in Mehjoo v Harben Barker, lay OPG deputies and attorneys, proprietory estoppel and TOLATA claims in Creasey v Sole, probate software, contested probate, working with LGBT clients, PI claims and means-tested benefits, FATCA, family businesses, and international probate (including Jersey and Belgium)