Welfare benefits

The welfare benefits position of psychiatric in-patients is set out in a House of Lords written answer dated 23/6/10. Psychiatric patients who, were it not for their illness, would be serving a term of imprisonment, do not receive any welfare benefits. The position is currently the subject of an ECtHR challenge, public funding for an appeal to the Supreme Court having been refused.


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External links

Department for Work and Pensions

Lords Hansard 23/6/10: Written answers

Daily Telegraph, 'Serial killers entitled to benefits, minister admits' (19/7/11). This tabloid-style article complains about the ability of hospital order patients to receive welfare benefits.