JG v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: [2018] UKUT 95 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Hemingway on 21 March 2018.

Read the full decision in CPIP/2050/2017.

Judicial Summary

BSL is a language. But it is not right to say that because it has no written version or component that will, of itself, lead to the scoring of points under activity 8 even if it is to be regarded as a claimant’s native language. A claimant might have more than one native language. It may be in appropriate cases that a claimant will have both BSL and English as his/her native language. If so, then that claimant’s ability to read or understand will be assessed in English.

Published 10 April 2018