Tories humiliated after court finds they DID discriminate against thousands with disabilities

The Conservative government keeps trying to victimise disabled people – but take a case to court and they’ll be slapped down, it seems.

Not only has the Tories’ Universal Credit policy been found to discriminate against disabled people moving from one local authority area to another – cutting their income – but they were then found to have tried to discriminate against them with the repayments!

How twisted.

It means thousands of people with disabilities who have been moved off disability benefits and onto Universal Credit may be due large refunds – to be paid at the same rate as the money was taken away.

I would like to see them all demanding their cash back – now.

The ruling upholds two successful High Court challenges brought by two men (known as TP and AR) which found that people who were previously on disability benefits should be protected against a drop in their income when they move into the controversial Universal Credit system.

Under Universal Credit they lost out on their disability benefits, leaving them suddenly around £180 a month worse off. The judge found that this was unlawful because those that moved to a different local authority area were being treated differently to those who moved within their local authority area.

The government attempted to rectify the situation with regulations which stopped other severely disabled people from moving over to Universal Credit and provided those who had already moved over with back payments.

But in another government failing, the disabled men were only paid back at a rate of £80 a month, rather than the £180 that they had lost.

The Court of Appeal in an unanimous judgment handed down today agreed with the lower courts that the Government had unlawfully discriminated against this cohort of severely disabled claimants.

Source: Universal Credit case finds government discriminated against thousands of disabled people – Liverpool Echo

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2 thoughts on “Tories humiliated after court finds they DID discriminate against thousands with disabilities

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Hmmm all part of aktion T4 they had hoped to cull the stock through benefits denial but many fall to this abuse of a loving government

  2. Allison Shaw

    I’ve been following this for some time now, fearing that this blatantly cruel attitude will cross the pond even more than it already has. There is no justification for the policies, especially in a developed, civilized nation. If there is a hell, those involved in perpetrating this deserve a special place in the hottest part of it.

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