The DWP has lost yet another court battle as it tries to deprive disabled claimants forced onto universal credit (UC) of the benefits they should be entitled to.

The DWP had already lost the two cases under consideration, known as TP and AR, at the High Court.

They involve cutting the benefits of claimants who were naturally migrated from legacy benefits such as ESA onto UC when they had a change of circumstances, such as moving house to another local authority area.

In this case the claimants were £180 a month worse off because of loss of enhanced and severe disability premiums.

The High Court had found that the loss of benefits was unlawful discrimination.

As a result the DWP changed the regulations, but this has still resulted in the claimants being worse off than if they had stayed on their original benefits.

Meanwhile, the DWP took the original cases to the Court of Appeal.

But yesterday the court threw out their challenge and ruled once again in favour of the claimants, finding that the reduced payments are discriminatory.

The DWP have seven days to decide whether to appeal to the Supreme Court.


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