That most litigious of government departments, the DWP, is at it again – trying to overturn yet another defeat of its inhumane and homicidal policies.

This time, lawyers for the Department are trying to claim that a first-tier tribunal did not have the power to rule that the Bedroom Tax discriminated against people who need an extra bedroom because of disability, because it interfered with their human rights.

This is, of course, also an act of defiance against the United Nations, which has ruled that the UK’s treatment of disabled people amounts to “grave and systematic violations” of their human rights.

This Writer certainly hopes someone acting for the Carmichaels has the presence of mind to raise this issue during the DWP’s appeal.

Meanwhile: How much is this new court procedure going to cost you and me?

A couple who defeated the government in court over the bedroom tax are being forced to appear before a judge again, in a move which could have major implications for future welfare appeals.

The Supreme Court found in favour of Jayson and Charlotte Carmichael in November, after they claimed the bedroom tax discriminated against people who needed an additional bedroom because of a disability.

The defeat forced the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to amend the rules and led to celebrations from campaigners, but the DWP now appears to be challenging the legal route the family used.

The DWP is now arguing that the first tier tribunal didn’t have the right to rule on human rights grounds in the first place.

Source: Bedroom tax couple back in court as DWP try to block future appeals – Westminster

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