Social security law

ldrhd2106  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Social security law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
18.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Main themes
In the first part of the course, the concepts, techniques and structures of the social security scheme will be analysed, in the light of the contemporary social security challenges. - Historical, social, political, economical and geographical perspective of the Belgian social security scheme, with a particular focus on the typology of the social security schemes; - Analyse of certain fundamental notions peculiar to Social Security Law ("sensu stricto social security", "sensu lato social security", "social risks", "allowances", "social security contributions", "familiarisation" and "individualisation of the rights", "activation", etc…); - Social Security institutions; - Funding and management systems of the social security schemes (with a particular focus on the notion of remuneration); - The application scope of the social security schemes for employees and self-employed workers; - The rules regarding the conditions to be complied with in order to benefit from the different social security allowances; - The specific procedural and jurisdictional aspects of the Social Security Law. These notions will be addressed in detail in a second part of the course dedicated to an in-depth study of a contributory social security sector (sensu stricto social security). This sector may vary from one year to another. The course will also address questions regarding the non contributory welfare benefits (sensu lato social security), in particular the minimum living allowance. This course is the continuation of the Labour Law course (working relations) given in the third year of the Bachelor. The study of these topics can be continued in the optional package "Company Laws" and in the optional courses related to social law.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Considering certain characteristics of this field of law (the huge number of legal texts, their technical nature and their continuous modification), the course is meant to be an introduction to the rudiments and techniques proper to social security law and to the structure of the social security scheme. At the end of the course, the student must: - be able to contextualise and interpret critically the social security regulation as well as its evolution; - be conversant with the fundamental notions and techniques of the social security scheme; - be able to solve basic practical issues; and - use and increase the knowledge in order to answer to more complex concrete situations.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Law (shift schedule)