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DWP Legacy Benefits Court Case: 2.4M Claimants Get £1,560 Backpay


DWP Legacy Benefits Court Case: 2.4M Claimants Get £1,560 Backpay: There are almost 2.4 million people who are waiting for the results of a court case after which they could get back pay of £1,560 from the authorities. Whereas the benefit claimants had been taken over to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) which almost for the “unfair” bonus handed over to Universal Credit (UC) claimants and it was during the epidemic. While those who are on Universal Credit were seen their standard allowance which goes up by £86 a month, this has been for 18 months of the duration as before it has been at the end and it also said by them that excluding them is discrimination and also unlawful. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

DWP Legacy Benefits Court Case

DWP Legacy Benefits Court Case

But there has been a question, which benefits would qualify to get the bonus?

Howewrwvr let’s know the legacy benefits those are involved in the court case:-

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • These are three of the old legacy benefits that will eventually be replaced by Universal Credit.

As we all know that the ESA was launched and it has been the original legal challenge so two disabled persons were joined by claimants on  Income Support and JSA. By representing the claimants, an argument goes on which says, “the defeat to raise the uplift to those on ESA unlawfully discriminated against them as disabled people contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights.”

It has been further added that “An argue of the claimants has been repeated;y increased fro the claimants those on legacy benefits to be treated differently from those on UC as all of them has been facing the same issues during and due to the pandemic. To continue to ban those from legacy benefit from the uplift is risking the establishment of a two-tier social security system.”

All the disabled and the campaigners gathered outside the Royal Court of Justice to support this case last November. Members of  Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) and Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), which the huge network over the hundreds of organizations which jas been consist of  Z2K, the MS Society, MND Association, and Leonard Cheshire – a rally had been organized in which justice demanded one of those who denied all the extra support.

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Kajal Gupta
Kajal Gupta is a journalist with Get India News, New Delhi.


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