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Government Loses First Universal Credit Legal Challenge

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14.06.2018

The government has lost the first legal challenge over crisis-hit Universal Credit.

The High Court heard how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) moved two disabled claimants with severe health problems onto the flagship reform without ensuring they would continue to receive the same amount of support.

The decision was “discriminatory and unlawful”, a judge said.

One of the claimants, a 52-year-old terminally ill man suffering from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Castleman’s Disease, lost out on........

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