disability living allowance

  • Autumn Statement creates new rationing system for children, working families and disabled people

    December 5, 2013
    press release

    Responding to today’s Autumn Statement, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “Today’s Autumn Statement creates a new income rationing system for children, working families and disabled people through a national cap on their basic support.

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  • DLA and AA Case Law Pack


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    DLA & AA

    Price £54.50 (printed book); £47.50 (USB version); £78.50 (book plus USB version) c.1,000 pages - ISBN 978-0-956942-06-7 

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  • Encouraging thoughts

    Issue 195 (December 2006)
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    Stewart Wright reports on the recent Tribunal of Commissioners' decision - CSDLA/133/2005 - which considered whether thinking is a bodily function and whether prompting and motivating can count as attention for AA and DLA purposes.

  • Exporting AA, CA and DLA care

    Issue 201 (December 2007)
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    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently given an important judgement - Commission of the European Communities v the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (C-299/05, 18 October 2007). The effect of the judgement is to allow for the exportation to any other European Economic Area (EEA) of States Attendance Allowance (AA), Carers Allowance (CA) and the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Pamela Fitzpatrick provides some background and details of this decision.

  • Exporting AA, CA and DLA to other EEA member states

    Issue 191 (April 2006)
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    Pamela Fitzpatrick describes provisions on exporting certain benefits relating to disability within the EEA.

  • SCoWR response to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the proposal to replace DLA with Personal Independence Payments


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    In October 2011, SCoWR issued a response to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the proposal to replace DLA with Personal Independence Payments.

  • Thinking is a function of the body

    Issue 193 (August 2006)
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    A recent commissioner's decision has accepted that 'thinking' is a bodily function for the purposes of disability living allowance. Stewart Wright considers the decision and the case law which preceded it.

  • Tribunal ruling on DLA entitlement for disabled refugee children


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    CPAG welcomes the Upper Tribunal decision on disabled refugee children who up to now, have not been entitled to disability living allowance (DLA) until they have spent over two years in the UK. On 17 March 2016, Judge Kate Markus QC found that the current past presence test unjustifiably discriminates against refugees and their family members and should therefore be dis-applied.