Legal challenge vs Universal Credit — judgement Thur 14 June

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12/06/2018 by socialistfight

Vital issues her for the disabled and unemployed


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This Thursday 14 June, at the High Court, Strand, London WC2A 2LL

9.30am: Support disabled claimants at the Joint vigil: Disabled People Against Cuts, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, WinVisible, Rev Paul Nicolson (Taxpayers Against Poverty), Maggie Zolobajluk, and others.

10am: In court – the judge will announce his ruling.  Check court number here.

  • On Thursday 14 June, the judge will announce his ruling in the case brought by Mr P, a terminally-ill man who lives alone, and other disabled claimants previously on ESA who lost around £180 a month. They were brutally denied severe disability premiums after moving to a Universal Credit (UC) area.  Read more here.
  • In court, the DWP said that their approach is to “test and learn”.  We say to the DWP: “Test and learn – SCRAP Universal Credit!”
  • Ahead of the judgement, benefits Minister Esther McVey was forced to concede in a statement

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