In spite of hundreds of responses from readers, Benefits and Work have yet to find a suitable claimant to take forward a case against the DWP for the way that the LEAP review has been carried out.
We have been working with a leading firm of solicitors in an attempt to find a suitable claimant who would be willing to be litigant in a judicial review looking at the way that the DWP have carried out the LEAP review.
Many of those who have taken the time to contact us have not had a LEAP letter or received their letter more than three months ago. Others are not eligible for legal aid or don’t meet one of the other necessary criteria.
We are having one last try to find a suitable candidate. This is what we are now looking for.
If you were:
1 awarded mobility descriptor 1(b) (which equates to four points) at any time before August 2018;
(1 b. Needs prompting to be able to undertake any journey to avoid overwhelming psychological distress to the claimant. 4 points.)
2 but consider that you should have been awarded descriptor 1(d) or (f) due to the fact that you are unable to follow the route of a familiar and/or unfamiliar journey without supervision because you would suffer from overwhelming psychological distress; and
(1 d. Cannot follow the route of an unfamiliar journey without another person, assistance dog or orientation aid. 10 points.
1 f. Cannot follow the route of a familiar journey without another person, an assistance dog or an orientation aid. 12 points.)
3 you have received your LEAP letter within the last three months and it has not changed your award to your satisfaction;
Then please fill in this brief survey form. You must be willing to have your details passed on to our solicitors who may then contact you if they think that you meet all of the necessary criteria. You will not be under any obligation to continue if you decide not to and at no point will there be any question of you being liable for any legal costs.
It will be an enormous injustice if the DWP get away with the blatant scam that the LEAP review appears to represent, depriving huge numbers of eligible PIP claimants of thousands of pounds. So, we very much hope this final attempt will be successful.