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BREAKING: High Court rules Government acted 'unlawfully' in Universal Credit case

Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 612Member Chatterbox
Another win for the disabled over SDP premiums.

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.

See full story https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-high-court-challenge-universal-12703856


Well done to all involved in bringing this case to trial.


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  • wilkowilko Posts: 1,339Member Chatterbox
    It's a great result, but to be fair to DWP they where most likely applying the law as they interpreted it to be so hence the court case and judgement. But the DWP if in doubt should have got their legal team advisors to have checked  the correct interpretation, applecation of this rule of law.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 612Member Chatterbox
    @wilko
    Will see...



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  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 612Member Chatterbox
    Update on getting compensation for the two disabled men.



    WORK and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey must pay damages to two severely disabled men who lost £170 a month when they were moved onto universal credit (UC).

    The pair will be paid a total of just over £11,000 to compensate their financial losses and the resultant “mental suffering, distress, anxiety, humiliation and disruption to life,” the High Court heard today.

    Last month, the High Court ruled that the two men were unlawfully discriminated against as they were moved onto UC simply because they moved between local authority areas. 

    See full story here https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/universal-credit-claimants-unlawfully-discriminated-against-win-five-figure-damages


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  • Billylynn4668Billylynn4668 Posts: 8Member Listener
    Well done to them but all the hardship they went through they deserve it I think that is going to happen more with all the new rules around benefits as they leaving people without money for basics like food rent and heating so sad this is what this country has come to in 2018 people having to go. To court to get what they are due 
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