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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

15 April

CH/741/2013 — Tribunal has no jurisdiction to review one of its decisions on its own initiative — [2014] UKUT 43 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Jacobs · 15 April, 2014

14 April

CE/1278/2013 — Inadequate consideration of ‘social engagement’ difficulties — [2014] UKUT 20 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Rowland · 14 April, 2014

CE/2304/2013 — Risk to mental health if found not to have limited capability for work (and work-related activity) — [2014] UKUT 16 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mark · 14 April, 2014

CG/412/2013 — Difference between opening and closing stock not an allowable expense when calculating self-employed earnings of carer’s allowance claimant — [2014] UKUT 12 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Jacobs · 14 April, 2014

11 April

CE/1467/2013 — Whether the assessment phase of ESA ends even if claimant has not had a medical — [2014] UKUT 0042 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Jacobs · 11 April, 2014

CIS/1638/2012 — Evidence required to establish ‘living together as if they were civil partners’ — [2014] UKUT 0017 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Levenson · 11 April, 2014

CE/1537/2013 — Meaning of social engagement / regulation 29, the journey to work, and compliance with medication — [2014] UKUT 22 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Gray · 11 April, 2014

10 April

CE/1695/2013 — Mobility problems affecting ability to reach a toilet quickly / meaning of ‘change in clothing’ — [2014] UKUT 0034 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mark · 10 April, 2014

CH/2001/2013 — Local authority has no power to 'cancel' a claim / appeal lapses where revised decision is more favourable — [2014] UKUT 0023 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Poynter · 10 April, 2014

CE/3144/2013 — What evidence of work-related activity is required / whether jobcentre staff have the necessary skills to deal with claimants with mental health problems — [2014] UKUT 0035 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Mark · 10 April, 2014

CH/140/2013 — Claimant entitled to additional bedroom for carer sleeping in lounge when determining LHA — [2014] UKUT 48 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: West · 10 April, 2014

CDLA/669/2012 — Claimant not entitled to DLA on moving to Germany under EC Regulation 1408/71 because entitled to German sickness benefits — [2014] UKUT 19 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: White · 10 April, 2014

9 April

CJSA/3172/2012 — Right to reside of A8 national with intermittent work record (lawfulness and scope of derogation rules; earnings and self-sufficiency; ‘comprehensive sickness insurance’; implications of ‘Brey’) — [2014] UKUT 32 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Ward · 09 April, 2014

27 March

CH/2042/2011 — Circumstances in which an appeal should be struck out — [2013] UKUT 625 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Poynter · 27 March, 2014

CE/587/2013 — Duty of Secretary of State and tribunal to consider what work related activity claimant is capable of for purposes of ESA regulation 35(2) — [2013] UKUT 573 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Wright · 27 March, 2014

26 March

CIS/3218/2011 — Whether arrears due following a suspension of benefit can be offset against overpayment in respect of earlier period — [588] UKUT 2013 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Rowland · 26 March, 2014

CE/1650/2013 — Duty to apply ‘reasonable regularity’ test and regulation 29 when determining WCA appeal — [2014] UKUT 10 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Gray · 26 March, 2014

25 March

CDLA/135/2012 — Whether DLA claimant was in hospital (or similar institution) or a care home — [2013] UKUT 622 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Fordham · 25 March, 2014

CG/3176/2013 — No misrepresentation when answering question about full-time education on claim form for carer’s allowance — [2014] UKUT 7 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Wright · 25 March, 2014

11 March

CE/3627/2013 — Regulation 29 / tribunal error in relation to finding that work would be of social benefit to claimant — [2014] UKUT 11 (AAC)

Commissioner / Judge: Jacobs · 11 March, 2014

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