Universal credit: Case law
In this section you will find the main universal credit case law.
Upper Tribunal decisions
- CUC/1067/2018 - The judge makes two points. First, without deciding the issue, it is inherent in the nature of a notification that can lead to a sanction for failure to comply that it does not take effect unless and until it is received. Second, he decides that the notion of good reason does not allow a person who was not aware of a letter of notification to be made subject to a sanction.
- CUC/1808/2017 - Consideration must be given as to whether the 35 hour work search requirement should be reduced or lifted
- CUC/533/2017 - Whether claimant responsible for child - child staying with godparent near college but also staying alternate weekends with father. Whether "normally living with" means living with the claimant for longer than with any other person - CFC/1537/1995 considered - whether test for family credit legislation also applies to Universal Credit Regulations - where child normally lives with different adults in two different places, the main responsibility test must be applied.
- CUC/166/2017 - Secretary of State concedes that where an employer fails to notify earnings on time, a universal credit award may be adjusted to make appropriate amendments
- CUC/2924/2016 - A lacuna in right to reside law must be found in EU law and not in domestic benefit law / A mistake to focus exclusively on EU law, whether to identify whether the law as a whole is deficient or to find a solution to the perceived problem.
- CUC/2385/2016 - Whether a room needs to be able to accommodate a separate bedside table and clothes storage to be classed as a bedroom
- CUC/2058/2016 - Whether official computer system inoperative.
- CUC/1653/2016 - ‘Good cause’ case law applies to consideration of ‘good reason’ / ignorance of law is capable of founding ‘good reason’ for failure to carry out work-related requirement
- CUC/2888/2015 – This case explores whether earnings which are for work done before the assessment period but received in the ‘assessment period’ are to be taken into account as earned income.
Last reviewed/updated 26 July 2018