Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 230 (Feb)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Wall J

Representation Mark Henderson (instructed by McMillen Hamilton McCarthy) for the claimant.
  Sian Davis (instructed by Amanda Kelly) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 17 February 2003

Catchwords

Immigration - Asylum - Asylum support - Entitlement to benefits - Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) Regulations 1999 - Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

The Case

A decision of a local authority to pay interim support under the Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) Regulations 1999 and the Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 in arrears rather than in advance was rational and lawful; however, the authority's decision only to pay 25% of the claimant's benefit which had been omitted previously was not.

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