Vigil: compensation for Universal Credit benefit cut claimants


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Dear friends, please come and show your support:

Monday 30 July 2018

High Court, Strand, London WC2A 2LL

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10.30am:  Court case starts. Go into court to support the claimants. Check court number here.  Case likely to continue Tuesday — please check listings before setting out.

1-2 pm: Vigil outside court. Jointly with Disabled People Against Cuts, Mental Health Resistance Network, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, Taxpayers Against Poverty, WinVisible, campaigner Maggie Zolobajluk, and others.

In June, two severely disabled men, each living alone, won a legal challenge against Universal Credit at judicial review.  Previously on Employment and Support Allowance, they had lost Income Support disability premiums of around £180 per month, after moving to Universal Credit areas and not getting “transitional protection”.

The DWP opposed the judge’s ruling at the time and also refused to settle compensation under the Human Rights Act.  Thus despite the ruling, the…

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