Hospital Compulsion Order and UC - Scotland
Compulsion order is used when an offender commits an offence that is punishable by imprisonment, but is found to have a mental disorder. The court can decide not to send the offender to prison but that they must stay in hospital for mental health treatment.
Would this mean that a client could claim Universal Credit
No. See Reg 19(1)(c).
It isn’t any of those though, it’s Section 57 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
Yes, sorry. That doesn’t count as a prisoner, so they can get UC. But the Housing Element will stop if the stay is exceeds, or is expected to exceed, 6 months.
Many thanks, Charles. Client is resident in hospital now so no housing costs.