Loss of severe disability premiums — update


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Some women who lost SDPs have been in touch with us since the judge ruled in favour of the two disabled men who lost severe disability premiums after they moved area and were made to change from ESA to Universal Credit (UC).

It’s so frustrating that despite winning in court, other disabled people affected by the same cut have not been reimbursed and there is no DWP process at the moment to apply for the money. Those who have already lost out by moving to a UC area are dependent on new regulations which are still to be finalised and which are currently expected to come into force at the beginning of 2019.

We checked with the solicitors Leigh Day (info below) who represented the disabled men who brought the legal challenge, they told us that the government (minister Esther McVey) had applied to the Court of Appeal to appeal…

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