Cessation of Housing Benefit after 52 weeks as a hospital patient – which indirectly discriminated against the mentally ill – was justified
Obrey & Ors v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWCA Civ 1584
- Related Member(s):
- Helen Mountfield QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Community Care Law, Discrimination and Equality, Public Law
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Appeal against a decision that the 52 week rule with regards to absence from home for the purposes of Housing Benefit did indirectly discriminate against the mentally ill but was justified because it was not manifestly without reasonable foundation.
Helen Mountfield QC was involved in this case.