Universal Credit disabled claimants win compensation


UC High Court 1 May ILTwitter

We’re relieved that the two disabled men have won compensation for pain and suffering from the loss of Income Support severe disability premiums.  We heard in court that there could be 4,000 others in a similar situation — who like them should be paid backdated benefit, future benefit and compensation.  The struggle to stop and scrap brutal Universal Credit goes on.  Here is the press release from the legal team at Leigh Day:


Men with severe disabilities win compensation following Universal Credit discrimination

The Government has settled a case of unlawful discrimination against two men with severe disabilities who both saw their benefits dramatically reduced when they moved Local Authority and were required to claim Universal Credit.

30 July 2018

In June this year the High Court ruled that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SSWP) unlawfully discriminated against the men who will now receive thousands of…

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