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Rätten till personlig assistans - En rättsfallsstudie av HFD 2012 ref. 41 samt HFD 2015 ref. 46

Melén, Anna-Therese LU (2017) LAGF03 20172
Department of Law
Faculty of Law
Abstract
Personal assistance is a relief effort of great importance for people with disabilities. Two recent court cases, HFD 2012 ref. 41 and HFD 2015 ref. 46, have however resulted in several individuals losing their existing personal assistance and an increasing number of application rejections. It is the court’s interpretation of the term basic needs in the cases that has caused this restrictive tendency.

The aim of this thesis is to investigate how compatible the court’s interpretation of the term basic needs is in terms of the legislator's purpose of offering personal assistance in the first place. The conclusion is that there is reason to question the court’s interpretation with reference to both the law text and the draft legislation.... (More)
Personal assistance is a relief effort of great importance for people with disabilities. Two recent court cases, HFD 2012 ref. 41 and HFD 2015 ref. 46, have however resulted in several individuals losing their existing personal assistance and an increasing number of application rejections. It is the court’s interpretation of the term basic needs in the cases that has caused this restrictive tendency.

The aim of this thesis is to investigate how compatible the court’s interpretation of the term basic needs is in terms of the legislator's purpose of offering personal assistance in the first place. The conclusion is that there is reason to question the court’s interpretation with reference to both the law text and the draft legislation. Nevertheless, this judicial area is complex and the court has a wide scope of interpretation to be able to take into consideration all the facts of each case. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Personlig assistans är en viktig stödinsats för personer med funktionshinder. Två rättsfall på senare tid, HFD 2012 ref. 41 samt HFD 2015 ref. 46, har dock medfört att flera brukare fått sin assistans indragen samt att fler fått avslag på sin ansökan om personlig assistans. Det är domstolens restriktiva tolkning av begreppet grundläggande behov i de två rättsfallen som föranlett denna utveckling.

Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka i vilken utsträckning domstolens tolkning av begreppet grundläggande behov i de två rättsfallen förverkligar lagstiftarens intentioner med insatsen personlig assistans. Slutsatsen är att det finns anledning att ifrågasätta domstolens tolkning i ljuset av både lagtext samt förarbeten. Men rättsområdet... (More)
Personlig assistans är en viktig stödinsats för personer med funktionshinder. Två rättsfall på senare tid, HFD 2012 ref. 41 samt HFD 2015 ref. 46, har dock medfört att flera brukare fått sin assistans indragen samt att fler fått avslag på sin ansökan om personlig assistans. Det är domstolens restriktiva tolkning av begreppet grundläggande behov i de två rättsfallen som föranlett denna utveckling.

Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka i vilken utsträckning domstolens tolkning av begreppet grundläggande behov i de två rättsfallen förverkligar lagstiftarens intentioner med insatsen personlig assistans. Slutsatsen är att det finns anledning att ifrågasätta domstolens tolkning i ljuset av både lagtext samt förarbeten. Men rättsområdet är komplext och domstolen har ett vidsträckt tolkningsutrymme för att kunna ta hänsyn till omständigheterna i det enskilda fallet. (Less)
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Melén, Anna-Therese LU
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LAGF03 20172
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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civilrätt, rättsvetenskap, socialrätt, personlig assistans
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Swedish
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8930102
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  abstract     = {Personal assistance is a relief effort of great importance for people with disabilities. Two recent court cases, HFD 2012 ref. 41 and HFD 2015 ref. 46, have however resulted in several individuals losing their existing personal assistance and an increasing number of application rejections. It is the court’s interpretation of the term basic needs in the cases that has caused this restrictive tendency. 

The aim of this thesis is to investigate how compatible the court’s interpretation of the term basic needs is in terms of the legislator's purpose of offering personal assistance in the first place. The conclusion is that there is reason to question the court’s interpretation with reference to both the law text and the draft legislation. Nevertheless, this judicial area is complex and the court has a wide scope of interpretation to be able to take into consideration all the facts of each case.},
  author       = {Melén, Anna-Therese},
  keyword      = {civilrätt,rättsvetenskap,socialrätt,personlig assistans},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rätten till personlig assistans - En rättsfallsstudie av HFD 2012 ref. 41 samt HFD 2015 ref. 46},
  year         = {2017},
}