BREAKING: High Court rules Government acted 'unlawfully' in Universal Credit case
The Government acted 'unlawfully' in denying two men a 'top up' on their Universal Credit claim to account for their severe disability.
A judge in London, who was told during a hearing in May that the men have been left unable to meet many of their basic needs, handed down his judgement this morning.
Well done to all involved in bringing this case to trial.
"This must not be allowed to happen"
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.
PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.
Latest update 9th May 2019
DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion
The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.
But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.