Independent report

SSAC Occasional Paper 8: Getting Involved

Getting Involved: The impact of the Benefits System on Encouraging the Participation of Disabled People in Public Life (December 2009).



The Social Security Advisory Committee produces Occasional Papers to support the advice offered to the Secretary of State in accordance with the Committee’s remit.

This paper (December 2009) focuses on one aspect of public participation, namely, the impact of social security rules on the ability of disabled people to take up public appointments or other civic activity on a paid or voluntary basis.

Published 1 December 2009