Government To Review 1.6M Disability Benefit Claims After High Court Ruling On ‘Blatantly Discriminatory’ System



By Chris Baynes in The Independent.


The Government is to review 1.6 million disability benefit claims after the High Court ruled the system was “blatantly discriminatory” against people with mental health problems.

Every personal independence payment (PIP) claimant is to be reassessed, with about 220,000 people in line to receive higher allowances, after ministers decided not to appeal last month’s judgment.

Judges said amended regulations which limited payments to people with psychological distress could not be “objectively justified” and breached their human rights.


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