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Part of the rightsnet subscription service, briefcase provides user-friendly, fully searchable and cross referenced summaries of the latest welfare benefit and tax credit case law added to the website of the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal (that incorporates, from November 2008, the work of the Social Security Commissioners).

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Latest summaries added

19 December

CSH/41/2014 — Whether room size should be taken into account in determining whether a room can be classed as a bedroom — [2014] UKUT 525 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Three-Judge Panel · 19 December, 2014

CSH/42/2014 — Whether room size should be taken into account in determining whether a room can be classed as a bedroom — [2014] UKUT 525 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Three-Judge Panel · 19 December, 2014

16 December

CSE/603/2014 — Tribunal erred by failing to properly consider the evidence and ESA Regulation 29 (substantial risk to health) — [2014] UKUT 502 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Bano · 16 December, 2014

11 December

CE/1558/2014 — Issues arising from refusal to extend time for seeking tribunal’s statement of reasons — [2014] UKUT 491 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: West · 11 December, 2014

CG/4925/2013 — Telephone marriage contracted while only one party is in the UK is not valid — [2014] UKUT 495 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: West · 11 December, 2014

3 December

CE/2774/2013 — Claimant with use of one hand was able to use a suitable keyboard or mouse, but unable to transfer a light but bulky object — [2014] UKUT 455 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mark · 03 December, 2014

2 December

CE/1136/2014 — Discrepancy between summary reasons on tribunal’s decision notice and its statement of reasons was error of law — [2014] UKUT 482 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mitchell · 02 December, 2014

CIS/392/2014 — Tribunal erred by holding claimant did not have a right to reside because she did not provide direct evidence that she was a family member of a worker — [2014] UKUT 474 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Ward · 02 December, 2014

1 December

CE/1613/2014 — Tribunal erred by ignoring breach of a direction for presenting officer to attend hearing; delay between ESA decision and appeal hearing did not breach Article 6 — [2014] UKUT 445 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Markus · 01 December, 2014

CE/2522/2013 — Inadequate information and findings about risk to mental health of claimant not being placed in ESA support group — [2014] UKUT 473 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mark · 01 December, 2014

14 November

CSDLA/315/2014 — Need to establish grounds for supersession before considering a higher award of DLA, and the effect were regulation 12(1A) to be found ultra vires — [2014] UKUT 432 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: May · 14 November, 2014

13 November

CH/1991/2014 — Claimant granted ‘long tenancy’ on exercising ‘right to buy’ not entitled to HB for service charges — [2014] UKUT 431 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mesher · 13 November, 2014

CI/1306/2014 — Tribunal hearing appeal about reduced earnings allowance must consist of a judge and doctor, unless a direction is made that a judge can sit alone — [2014] UKUT 417 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Ward · 13 November, 2014

CDLA/1034/2014 — Whether autistic child had severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning — [2014] UKUT 426 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Knowles · 13 November, 2014

12 November

CJSA/2775/2013 — Standard written information cannot trigger backdating under regulation 19(5)(d) — [2014] UKUT 430 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Wikeley · 12 November, 2014

CE/3688/2013 — Duties of employers under Equality Act 2010 not relevant to assessment of risk to health if claimant found to not have limited capability for work — [2014] UKUT 428 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Wright · 12 November, 2014

CE/4181/2013 — Whether separate claims are needed for contributory and income-related ESA — [2014] UKUT 480 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Rowland · 12 November, 2014

31 October

CH/4417/2013 — Assessing value of the claimant’s interest in the matrimonial home occupied by his mentally ill wife — [2014] UKUT 427 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Ovey · 31 October, 2014

22 October

CSH/374/2014 — Deduction for under occupation (‘bedroom tax’) not discriminatory — [2014] UKUT 463 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Gamble · 22 October, 2014

CSH/372/2014 — No argument put by claimant’s representative to support contention that deduction for under occupation (‘bedroom tax’) is discriminatory — [2014] UKUT 464 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: May · 22 October, 2014

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