Mulvey v Secretary of State for Social Security: IHCS 24 Nov 1995

The claimant had first been granted a loan from the Social Fund. After her bankruptcy, the benefits loan was recoverable from benefits even after the bankruptcy if the loan was not proved in the bankruptcy. The right to recover by deduction was but one element in the calculation of the benefit to which the claimant was entitled. There was a net entitlement.


Lord Clyde


Times 24-Nov-1995, 1996 SC 8

Cited by:

Appeal fromMulvey v Secretary of State for Social Security HL 20-Mar-1997
The appellant had had repayable awards from the social fund and also income support benefit. Deductions were made from the benefit to repay the awards. Her estate was sequestrated. She argued that the awards should no longer be deducted.
Held: . .
CitedSecretary of State for Work and Pensions v Payne and Another SC 14-Dec-2011
The appellant sought to recover overpayments of benefits and Social Fund Loans, after the respondent had had a Debt relief order.
Held: The Secretary of State’s appeal failed. The ‘net entitlement principle’ argued for did not exist. The . .
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