RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Admn 21 Dec 2017

Psychlogical condition no bar to benefits claim

The claimant challenged the exclusion of psychological distress as a ground for payment of certain personal Independence Payments.
Held: The claim was allowed. This was direct discrimination which was not objectively justified.

Mostyn J
[2017] EWHC 3375 (Admin), [2017] WLR(D) 861, [2018] PTSR 1147
Bailii, WLRD
Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 2(4), European Convention on Human Rights 14
England and Wales

Health, Benefits, Human Rights

Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.602595