Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 64 (Mar)
Court: Administrative Court

Wilson J

Representation Manjit Gill QC and Rambert de Mello (instructed by JM Wilson, Birmingham) for the claimant.
  Jason Coppel (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002


Human rights - Property - Peaceful enjoyment of possessions - Discrimination - Inhuman or degrading treatment - Claimant receiving unemployment benefits - Claimant aged under 25 - Claimant's benefits less than those paid to person over 25 - Whether lower payment incompatible with claimant's human rights - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 3, 8, 14 and First Protocol, art 1.

The Case

A claimant's challenge to the level of her payments of jobseeker's allowance and income support, which were lower since she was under the age of 25, was rejected by the Court, which determined that payments at a lower rate were not incompatible with the claimants rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Practice Areas

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