The hearing to decide whether legacy benefits claimants should receive the same £20 uplift that universal credit claimants were awarded will now take place on 17 and 18 November.

A hearing had been listed in the High Court for 28 and 29 September to decide whether the government had broken the law by awarding the additional £20 a week to universal credit claimants during the pandemic, but not awarding it to claimants of legacy benefits, such as ESA.

However, the original hearing was adjourned because no judge was available to hear it.

We’ll keep readers posted on the progress of the case.


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    Brenda Bowles · 2 years ago
    Hi I was wondering if there was any news on this court case into Legacy payments.
    it seems that it’s been lost in the every day scramble of the benefit world.
    The court case was in November, but we still don’t have a decision.
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      KeithW · 2 years ago
      @Brenda Bowles Hi Brenda,

      The final hearing was held on the 17th & 19th November 2021 and the judgment has still not been issued.
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