Reply To: Does DLA count?

Stephen Murray

I have a transcript available (please post your Email address) of the LB of Barnet HBRB, ex parte Turner and although this does indeed refer to the old “exceptional hardship” reg I believe the principals are still relevant, so looks like myself and Bob will have to agree to disagree on the subject of an award of DLA being “wholly irrelevant”.
I note that the analysis in CPAG to the Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001 mentions that the mobility component of DLA should be ignored (in line with the above caselaw) but perhaps significantly makes no mention of the care component being ignored likewise.