The child suffered serious conditions requiring care from his parents. He received Disability Living Allowance, but this was withdrawn when he had a lengthy stay in hospital. He had since died. The parents had given considerable assistance in the care of AM whilst in hospital, and they said that in practice, the cost of providing that care increased during the stay.
Laws, Ryder, Underhill LJJ
 EWCA Civ 286
Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 1991, European Convention on Human Rights 8 14
England and Wales
Appeal from – AM (By Appointee Mr CM) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions UTAA 15-Jan-2013
Human rights law – article 8 (private and family life) – disability living allowance . .
Appeal from – Mathieson v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions SC 8-Jul-2015
The claimant a boy of three in receipt of disability living allowance (‘DLA’) challenged (through his parents) the withdrawal of that benefit whilst he was in hospital for a period of more than 12 weeks. He had since died.
Held: The appeal . .
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