What are the costs risks of bringing discrimination claims?

Any legal action carries costs risks.  Not tackling discrimination by the DWP carries the certainty of further discrimination, which can result in destitution and sometimes even death. Judges have wide discretion over whether to award costs.

Whether the risk is worth taking depends on your individual circumstances, remembering that the worse that can happen is you lose and get a bill from the Government which you would only ever have to pay if you can afford to.