Disabled Tenants #BedroomTax Fight Goes To Court Of Appeal

Good luck to those Disabled tenants taking the bedroom tax to the Court of Appeal!
I agree with Ugo Hayter, a lawyer who said “It is a cruel and deeply disturbing benefit cut which hits the most vulnerable in society.” The decision to implement this legislation by the government is clearly discriminatory because so many are particularly adversely affected by the regulations.

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Five severely disabled people have brought a fresh legal challenge against the government’s bedroom tax on the grounds that it is unjustified discrimination against the weak and vulnerable.

The court of appeal hearing is scheduled to last three days and expected to highlight the predicament of those facing benefit cuts who cannot move home, require a spare bedroom for medical purposes or are unable to sublet to lodgers.

Under new “size criteria” regulations introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), tenants with one spare bedroom have lost 14% of their housing benefit payments, while those deemed to have two or more spare bedrooms have suffered a 25% reduction.

In July the high court upheld the legality of the regulations, ruling that the government had justified its decision to impose the rules on disabled tenants.

The benefit changes, introduced last April, have led to reductions in payments to…

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Jenny’s DLA was stopped;

Good on you Keith for questioning their pigeon holes system and supporting Foodbank, an invaluable source of ‘common sense’ – survival for so many disadvantaged.
Shame on the Government for their insensitivity and fail those in desperate need!

Social Action 2014

Jenny's DLA was stopped;

A letter a day to number 10. No 557.

Saturday 09 November 2013. Jenny’s DLA was stopped; the reason given was that as she was not expected to survive the required time.

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona. Not to be missed.

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

Chester and Ellesmere Port Foodbank (Wednesday, 6 November 2013): ‘Jenny shared her story with one of our volunteers, and requested that we share it with you (everyone). We are privileged to do so.’

Jenny

Jenny came to the Chester and Ellesmere Port Foodbank last month, having been diagnosed with terminal Cancer…

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Father Takes Son With Mental Age 5 To No 10 To Tell PM ‘If He Can Work, You Give Him A Job’

Good on you defiant dad going to no 10!

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  A defiant dad took an emotional stand yesterday over the Government’s “bullying” calls for his severely disabled son to prove he cannot work.

Bus driver Fred Hazle, 49, reached the end of his tether so took his blind lad James, 19, to Downing Street to tell David Cameron: “If my son can work, YOU give him a job.”

The father and son made the journey after receiving a barrage of demanding letters from the Jobcentre – including three in four days – as part of the Government’s “fit to work” scheme.

The letters threaten that James’s £71.95 a week in benefits will be stopped unless there is evidence that he cannot hold down a job.

James needs round-the-clock care and has the mental age of a five-year-old. He has severe learning difficulties, epilepsy and autism.

The demands about losing his benefits have been sent despite James’s doctor already telling…

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