SOCIAL SECURITY LAW
The course aims at providing the student with:
A sound knowledge of Social Security Law;
The capacity to analyse the main social security dynamics;
The capacity to critically assess Social Security Law issues;
The technical language of Social Security Law.
Knowledge of Labour Law
Social insurance and social security.
The Social Security System
The social security relationship and the benefits
Sickness, family income, invalidity and inability
Unemployment, employer insolvency, in work income support.
Old age and survivors.
The system of occupational pensions
Social assistance and citizenship rights.
The historical evolution of social security.
The legal system of social security.
Accidents at work and occupational diseases.
Invalidity, old age and survivors.
The protection of health.
The protection against unemployment. Family allowances.
The measures to fight poverty and social exclusion.
The complementary pensions.
Lectures; analysis of legislative provisions and case law; student’s presentations.
R. Pessi, Lezioni di diritto della previdenza sociale, Padua: CEDAM, 2016.
Students shall also read two essays, at their choice, out of the first section of the book: M. Esposito G. della Pietra, L'accesso alla sicurezza sociale. Diritti soggettivi e tutele processuali, Giappichelli, 2015.
Oral examination. During the exam, students will be asked questions that touch the various aspects of the program, in order to verify the level of knowledge of the topics dealt with, the reasoning and critical analysis capacity, and the mastery of technical language. The score of the exam consists of a note expressed in thirtieths. In order to pass the exam, thus achieving a note not lower than 18/30, the student must show a sufficient knowledge of the topics dealt with within the program. To achieve a note of 30/30 cum laude, the student must show an excellent knowledge of all the topics dealt with during the course, to be able to analyze critically issues underlying the topics in question and to have full mastery of technical language.