Universal Credit Legal Challenge

Lawyers at Leigh Day attended a group I was a founder member of called the Strategic Casework Group and are doing this - UC challenge .

The judicial review is against the government's use of the Universal Credit (UC) regime to remove a means-tested allowance called the severe disability premium.

Many people are not getting the severe disability premium (SDP) who are entitled to it.  SDP is available in ESA, JSA and income support, but not UC. 

If the following applies to you then you are entitled to SDP

  • Getting Disability Living Allowance (DLA) middle or higher rate care component, or
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) standard or enhanced rate daily living component, and

 Live without any other non-dependent adults in your household, and

 Have nobody claiming carers' allowance for looking after you.

It's just a call to the DWP department paying your means-tested benefits to get it sorted out.