In the recent Mathieson case, the Supreme Court found that rules suspending payment of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) after 84 days in hospital breached the human rights of a severely disabled child.
The Court didn’t say that that the hospital rules would be unlawful in all cases. Instead this will depend on the individual circumstances.
However, where a family continues to provide a high level of care to their child in hospital, they should be able to use the Mathieson judgement to get their DLA payments reinstated.
Please visit the link HERE for help on how to get this reinstated.