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Upper Tribunal decision on failure to attend PIP assessments

Discussion in 'Work, Finances and Disability Insurance' started by Kitty, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Kitty

    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    From Disability News Service:

    "Thousands of disabled people could have had their benefit claims stopped unlawfully, campaigners believe, after a judge found that letters sent out by government contractors were failing to stress the serious consequences of failing to attend a face-to-face assessment."

    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.c...st-thousands-have-had-claims-wrongly-stopped/

    However:

    "The judge made it clear that his comments about the letter were not part of the legal basis for his decision"

    Even so, it's possible someone will try to bring a case based on this point, which – if successful – would then presumably become part of applicable caselaw.
     
    meg22, Sean, Esther12 and 6 others like this.

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