Court finds that forcing a claimant to wait until a legal appeal can be lodged to be able to receive ESA again is in breach of their right to a fair trial. DLA's mandatory reconsideration, delaying such an appeal, declared illegal.
A government U-turn, in the face of court judgment, means almost 165,000 people will benefit from higher disability benefits. Conservative politicians had tried to prevent people with psychological distress from receiving higher rates of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). But the judges said ‘no’. The UK government had been thought likely to challenge the court ruling, … Continue reading Government surrender in benefits battle
People on both sides of the assisted suicide/right to die with dignity debate are in court again this week. And both claim to be working for the good of people with disabilities including multiple sclerosis. On one side are Noel Conway, supported by Dignity in Dying activists, is seeking a ruling from the High Court … Continue reading Disability rights? Assisted suicide question in court again