Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’

They really do need suing but due to the cuts in legal aid too many just cannot afford the costs of such an action should they lose we need the legal profession on our side who are not scared of the DWP bullies and willing to front the cost of a few claims as only that will bring it to an end

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors website

Legal Experts Say Vulnerable People ‘Left In Lurch’ By Delays In Vital Payments

25/02/2015

Expert lawyers have been given the green light to launch a judicial review into the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) system for providing essential payments to disabled families, on behalf of vulnerable people who have been “left in the lurch” and have faced waits of up to 13 months for vital support.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist public lawyers have been granted permission for the legal challenge in relation to Personal Independence Payments (PIP), after hearing numerous first-hand accounts from those who have faced serious financial hardship after experiencing delays in receiving the funds.

Introduced to replace Disability Living Allowance from April 2013, PIP is designed to help disabled adults to meet extra costs as a result of disability, including basic essentials such as food, heating and transport.

While the DWP…

View original post 493 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s