Permission given for first judicial review
As does the Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Marsha de Cordova, judging by her question…
Thought she used to work for Citizens Advice?
I think this means claimants in same situation can lodge MRs and Appeals and ask for them to be stayed pending the outcome of these cases?
Can anyone confirm exactly what we need to do in this situation? Is there a standard form of words or just something along the lines of what Sarah suggests?
Also, can Martin or anyone else at CPAG give us any update on what is happening with this case please? Did CPAG get permission for JR? http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/universal-credit-disability-and-transitional-protection
I have a case involving a corporate appointee where it seems that the only resolution might be to claim UC which will involve loss of SDP/EDP and client becoming £42 p/w worse off with no other change of circs…
Written answer from Alok Sharma yesterday shows no movement on transitional protection for those who naturally migrate…
February: no movement
Judgement due to be handed down tomorrow in R(TP) v Secretary Of State for Work and Pensions regarding the lack of transitional protection.
Leigh Day news release:
High Court rules that the SSWP unlawfully discriminated against 2 severely disabled men who both saw their benefits dramatically reduced when they moved local authority and were required to claim universal credit ...
And here the news release on the Leigh Day site:
A DWP spokeswoman said: “We will be applying to appeal on the one point the court found against the department.
“This government is committed to ensuring a strong system of support is in place for vulnerable people who are unable to work.
“Last week, the secretary of state announced that we will be providing greater support for severely disabled people as they move on to universal credit. And we have gone even further, by providing an additional payment to those who have already moved on to the benefit.”
It’s nothing to do with this case guv’nor, just one o’ them coincidences, like….
A DWP spokeswoman said: ” And we have gone even further, by providing an additional payment to those who have already moved on to the benefit.”
It’s OK we may have taken two premiums away but we have increased another one (a bit) instead.
Good to see the DWP press team are still addicted to misleading statements.
So for people who’ve recently fallen foul of natural migration and lost their SDP what can we do about it? The usual appellate route; to me, is redundant as the regs are the regs.
Am I on a path to JR?
We’ll have to wait for the new regs - the DWP took them to the SSAC yesterday and I understand the SSAC consultation on them should be out very soon…