May 182019

[From Leigh Day Solicitors website]

Universal Credit group action

Following recent legal challenges to Universal Credit, we [Leigh Day Solicitors] are bringing compensation claims for people who have migrated to Universal Credit, prior to 16th January 2019, and have lost their disability premiums. A single person who was previously in moved onto Universal Credit around a year ago will have lost just over £4000 in the last year. This figure increases to just under £8,000 for a couple.

The removal of these premiums has been confirmed by the courts to be unlawful and as a result we are bringing claims (on a no win no fee basis) against the Department of Work and Pensions. These claims may be brought on behalf of all of those who have suffered the loss of their premiums as a result of a migration to Universal Credit before 16 January 2019.

If you have previously been claiming legacy benefits, such as Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), with a Severe Disability Premium (SDP) or Enhanced Disability Premium (EDP) and have lost these payments following a move to Universal Credit, we would like to hear from you.

If this applies to you or one of your services users, please get in touch by filling out one of our forms, or alternatively you can contact us by email or telephone 0161 804 0760. Please also see our frequently asked questions.


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