Update On Family’s Legal Challenge To DLA 84 Day Rule

5 Feb

Same Difference

I’ve just seen this update on this case at The Children’s Trust website.

A family whose disabled son’s disability living allowance (DLA) was taken away because he was in hospital for more than 84 days will take their legal challenge against the secretary of state for work and pensions to the court of appeal later this week (week commencing 3rd February 2014).

Cameron Mathieson spent more than two years in hospital with cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. His family, who are being backed by both The Children’s Trust and Contact a Family, argue that they acted as full time carers until the five-year-old’s death, in October 2012.

They are mounting the challenge in their son’s name so that no other family with a disabled child who spends long periods in hospital has essential financial support taken away from them.

Government guidelines state that DLA is not payable after the first…

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