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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Carlos Bobezes: CA 16 Feb 2005

The Regulations provided that income support was not payable for a dependent child for any period of four weeks or more where the child was outside Great Britain. The claimant, a Portuguese national had come to Great Britain but had been incapable of work for incapacity. His child returned to Portugal to stay with his … Continue reading Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Carlos Bobezes: CA 16 Feb 2005

Charles Alexis Beattie – v – Secretary of State for Social Security: CA 9 Apr 2001

Regular payments from a structured settlement which had been awarded as damages in a personal injury action were capital treated as income under the regulations, and the entitlement to income support was to be affected accordingly. The regulations stated that capital payable by installments or income received under an annuity were to be treated as … Continue reading Charles Alexis Beattie – v – Secretary of State for Social Security: CA 9 Apr 2001

Chief Adjudication Officer v Stafford and Banks: HL 29 Jun 2001

The appellant first applied for income support and then for job seeker’s allowance in respect of periods between terms. He was employed as a classroom assistant in a school, and was not paid outside term. He sought but could not obtain work. He was denied benefits. He claimed that when averaged over the year including … Continue reading Chief Adjudication Officer v Stafford and Banks: HL 29 Jun 2001

O’Connor v Chief Adjudication Officer and Another: CA 11 Mar 1999

Regulations providing that a student stayed such until he concluded, or was dismissed from a course, were deeming provisions, and a student taking a year out after failing his exams, remained a student and was unable to claim benefits by way of income support. Article 2 did not require the state to subsidise a student … Continue reading O’Connor v Chief Adjudication Officer and Another: CA 11 Mar 1999

Chief Adjudication Officer v Stafford; Same v Banks: CA 27 Oct 1999

The provisions for requiring the averaging of pay over entire cycles of work were applied to ensure that workers who worked part time for educational establishments and who were not paid when the schools were closed, were not able to receive benefits for the weeks when they were not paid because of the overall average … Continue reading Chief Adjudication Officer v Stafford; Same v Banks: CA 27 Oct 1999