The High Court has once again administered a damaging typhoon to the government’s Universal Credit plans.
A judge has ordered the government’s Universal Credit migration arrangements for those who previously received the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) and, moved onto Universal Credit before 16 January 2019 as; “unlawful.”
Now the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will have to rethink its strategies to recompense disabled benefit claimants who moved to Universal Credit prior to January 16th if they were in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium (SDP).
Under the prevailing precepts, claimants who moved onto Universal Credit before January 16th 2019 would get £80 per month in compensation. This is known as the SDP Gateway.
However claimants who would be part of “managed migration”, would get a top-up of £180 per month. £180 is the amount actually lost when claimants on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with the SDP, move onto Universal Credit.
The SDP Gateway came into force on 16 January 2019 and stops any additional “severely disabled benefit claimants” from being forced to move onto Universal Credit until they are subject to a managed migration process, and the High Court ruled that this provision was “unlawful”.
Although it had not yet come into force, had it done so, over 10,000 severely disabled claimants would have been £100 a month worse off, and a two-tier system would have been created whereby a date determined how much you got.
The case was brought by two men with severe disabilities, known as TP & AR, represented by Leigh Day Solicitors and, by a woman known as SXC who is also severely disabled. SXC was represented by Central England Law Centre, and TP & TR acquired another landmark case at the High Court. It was ruled that the government had “unlawfully discriminated” against them when they moved Local Authority and were expected to claim Universal Credit.
It is this decision that made the DWP draw up the so-called “SDP Gateway”. Now their answer to last years case has been forced out too. This is an enormous humiliation for the DWP and Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd MP.
Amber Rudd pledged in January that she was going to listen to claimants concerns. Now she has wasted money struggling to prevent this decision confirming that her claims of empathy are no more than hollow words.
A statement by TP &TR was issued through their solicitors Leigh & Day saying;
“After the High Court judgement last year, we thought we had finally forced the government to ensure that people with severe disabilities who had to move onto Universal Credit from the old system would not be without adequate protection or worse off. However, we then learned that the Government was proposing to short-change us and thousands of other severely disabled persons by around £100 a month. It is extremely frustrating that we have had to fight these cases through the courts when it is clear to all that the government’s unfair and dysfunctional universal credit system is indefensible.”
Yet again the government’s policies for disabled benefit claimants have been found unlawful.
Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the news that the Government was defeated again on Universal Credit migration, said:
“This judgment highlights just how badly the Government failed severely disabled people living without a carer when it forced them onto Universal Credit.
“It is shameful that the Government has wasted public money trying to justify a lower level of payments to this group of disabled people, who need support to live independently.
“The level set was far short of the loss they have suffered. Disabled people should not have to fight through the courts to receive the support they should be entitled to.
“The judgment now leaves the Government’s plans for the managed migration of Universal Credit in chaos. The Government must stop the rollout of Universal Credit.
“I contacted the DWP for comment but received no response by the time of publishing.”
Most of the people who work for the DWP are scammers, along with the government, who are scammers as well, although there are also scammers that don’t really need disability benefit, but then there are people that do require help and have loads of testimony to determine their illnesses but that are treated like scammers.
MPs get away with fraud all the time by scamming the taxpayers and so on, and they’re a disgrace because they’re scamming disadvantaged and disabled people to what they’re entitled to.
These are our MPs, so ask yourself one question, what is it that they do for the impoverished and working class people, well, they rip us off, they steal from the needy to feed themselves and their rich friends…
They said that the old benefits system was complicated and out of date, but then Universal Credit is even more complex. The old benefits system was not broken, so why try to fix it? But then our government appear to have a problem with the disadvantaged and the disabled of this country, they seem to be terrified of them, but then this government is either blind and oblivious of the challenges or the hardships that disabled and impoverished people are in, are they though? Of course not, they know, they simply don’t care.
But why should the Tories care? They’re absolutely loaded and some of them are multi-millionaires, so why shouldn’t they deny the suffering and destitute, because in relation to what our MPs are getting, the poor and needy are getting precious little in comparison, and for the government to give them more, it would make a huge difference to their lives, and it wouldn’t make a dent in the governments pockets, especially all those MPs who are living off the fat of the land, and it’s destitute.
And now the Tories plan to appeal against this judges ruling, how dare they attempt to turn the tables against a decision that’s been legally endorsed by a judge in support of the claimant’s, and it’s sickening how they’re trying to reverse the judgment, considering they’re bunch of scroungers themselves, attempting to default the people in every way possible when it comes to making benefits available for the poor, and it’s been an onslaught since the day they took office, and it was their intention to hammer the welfare system.
Once a decision has been reached, there should be no lurking around in the cesspit, looking to find a judge who’s willing to override a law-abiding determination, and what a shameful bunch of people they are, but then this is a typical Tory ideology because as far as they’re concerned disabled and needy people are nothing more than a burden, and if you go on any right-wing pro-Tory forum, you’ll see the typical anti-claimant comments for yourself.
And it’s utterly sickening how they can be permitted to treat needy and sick people like this, and they should be facing criminal charges, starting with Iain Duncan Smith, and they know full well that they’re causing people to kill themselves but they simply don’t care.
But even if conclusive evidence was possible, we all know that the Tories distort the facts to accommodate their agenda.
We need a new government that cares about every human being. Theresa May asserts that she’s a Christian, but how could she be Christian if she’s assisting unlawful genocide? But then she’s never going to lose her job or have to rely on Universal Credit, and yet she tries to justify this evil, ruthless policy.
This is characteristic of the treasonable Tories, and everything they do is criminal, but they believe they can continue to deprive our elderly, infirm and disabled because, in Tory eyes, all these people are surplus to demand.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg because there are hundreds of people committing suicide with this farce that they’ve been given to live on.
Universal Credit Basic Allowance
Your basic allowance will depend on whether you are single or claiming as a couple, and your age. There is one basic allowance for your household:
Single claimant aged under 25: £251.77 per month
Single claimant aged 25 or over: £317.82 per month
Joint claimants both aged under 25: £395.20 per month
Joint claimants either aged 25 or over: £498.89 per month
Out of this money, people are having to pay for gas, electric, water, sewage, council tax, and food. Gas, electric, water and sewage is not a fundamental need, it’s a necessity, and without it, we’re simply going back to Victorian times, and this entire conservative government believes it can operate in an illicit way and get away with it.
And while people keep voting for them, they will keep doing stuff like this. People know that the Tories have killed all public services, the NHS, Education, the police force, the fire service, the Armed Forced, the border forces, social services, and social care for the disabled and elderly.
They’ve starved local authorities of money and resources and have made the poor and vulnerable even poorer and more defenceless, whilst making the wealthy wealthier, but they still insist on voting for them, but I’m not really sure what their reasoning is, and what we have to do specifically to make people understand how utterly depraved they are, and that they care nothing about this country, it’s all about money and staying in control, and making money for themselves and their associates.
But get used to it because after we come out of the EU our human rights will be toast because the Tories will have free reign to cause whatever destruction, misfortune and suffering to the less fortunate, and it’s all in the Tories extermination program.