Regina (on the application of Ouji) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: 2002

The court was concerned to interpret s122(4) of the 1999 Act relating to ‘essential living needs’. Basic support and basic essential needs by reference to non-disabled asylum seekers would be provided by the Secretary of State under the 1999 Act, but that any additional support needed as a result of disabilities would be provided by local authorities under s21 of the 1948 Act.


Collins J


[2002] EWHC 1839 (Admin


National Assistance Act 1948, Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedRegina (on the Application of A) v National Asylum Support Service, London Borough of Waltham Forest CA 23-Oct-2003
A family of asylum seekers with two disabled children would be destitute without ‘adequate’ accommodation. What was such accommodation?
Held: The authority was under an absolute duty to house such a family. In satisfying such duty, it was . .
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Benefits, Housing, Immigration

Updated: 07 December 2022; Ref: scu.187179