We have a client who is severely disabled, his GP referred him for advice
Although the client is physically, obviously, very limited he will deny he needs help - he is very stoic
Are there are any cases about how to deal or treat such evidence?
In our case the client lost an AA appeal, and in short the Tribunal more or less took what the client said and preferred it over the REPS evidence and the evidence of a friend who was at the hearing, to support client.
Any pointers would be appreciated
That’s just the ticket!!
The decision you want is CA/14336/1996. There’s a link from:
The best paragraph is Pargraph 8. It says (in law terms) that the Tribunal took the claimant at her word that she didn’t need help with things, but failed to investigate whether she “reasonably required” assistance.
(A “DAT” is a “Disability Appeal Tribunal”, a phrase that’s from before my time.)
Thank you equally Disgusted!
And as for the old language, I know what you mean DHSS etc