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CPAG judicial review project – early successes

26 April 2019
As our Early Warning System has found increasingly in recent months, people are facing problems with how decisions are being made about their benefits. It’s vital that people have the right of appeal, and that decision-making is clear and fair, and we know this is not always the case.

The SDP gateway

Issue 269 (April 2019)
Owen Stevens looks at the so-called ‘SDP gateway’ and preventing new claims for universal credit by certain severely disabled claimants.

PIP Case Law Pack 1st ed (print)

£58.50
This publication should prove to be an extremely valuable resource to those involved in advice and appeals work surrounding Personal Independence Payment entitlements.

Work Capability Case Law Pack 3rd ed (print)

£58.00
This publication provides a practical guide to both new and seasoned practitioners on the law and case law on the operation of the ‘work capability assessment’ for both ESA and Universal Credit.

DLA and AA Case Law Pack (print) 12th ed

£58.00
This publication is an excellent resource both new and seasoned advisers who provide information and advice on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Attendance Allowance (AA) entitlement.

Personal Independence Payment: What You Need to Know 2nd Edition

£15.00
Our popular guide to Personal Independence Payment tells you all you need to know about the benefit in a clear, accessible and easy to follow way.

Challenging WCA decisions (London) Monday 17 February 2020

17th February 2020
London
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

Appeal Court breakthrough for disabled EU benefit claimants

07 March 2019
Two disabled people who moved to the UK from other EU countries have won an important Appeal Court case which entitles them to disability-related benefits in the UK from shortly after they arrived rather than having to wait two years. The case, brought by Child Poverty Action Group and Harrow Law Centre, will enable disabled EU citizens and their carers who have a “genuine and sufficient” connection to the UK to receive social security support at an earlier point if they relocate to the UK.

Disabled households worse off on universal credit aim for Court of Appeal

01 March 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is seeking leave to appeal direct to the Court of Appeal on behalf of two disabled households who were left worse off after they were forced to move to universal credit (UC) because their existing benefits were wrongly stopped by the DWP. The move follows a High Court decision today which rejected a claim of unlawful discrimination brought by the two households and refused permission to appeal.

Disabled households worse off and stranded on Universal Credit bring High Court case against DWP

11 January 2019
Two households affected by disability who were left worse off after they were forced to move to universal credit (UC) from existing benefits following incorrect decisions by DWP will challenge DWP policy in the High Court this week (Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th January).