Demo tomorrow at Royal Courts of Justice – PIP Case

The judgement in a legal case challenging changes to Personal Independence Payment regulations is out tomorrow. Calling on all Disabled people and DDPOs to come to the Royal Courts of Justice to support this important case.

Exterior of the Royal Courts of Justice, London

The judgement in a legal case challenging changes to Personal Independence Payment regulations is out tomorrow (Thursday 21st December).

Calling on all Disabled people and DDPOs to come to the Royal Courts of Justice tomorrow to support this important case.

Tomorrow, the 21st of December 2018 at 10:30am the High Court will give its judgement in a case of RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The case was brought by a Disabled person with mental health support needs about the changes the government made to Personal Independence Payment Regulations in March 2017.

These regulation changes, made by the government, were introduced to reverse the impact of the Upper Tribunal Judgement in the case of MH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (PIP): [2016] UKUT 531 

These changes prevent thousands of people who cannot plan and follow a journey due to psychological distress from qualifying for higher rates of this benefit or qualifying at all.

The Public Law Project, who represented RF argued in court that the changes are discriminatory and unlawful, because they go against the original policy intent of PIP.

This is a hugely important case.  It challenges the discriminatory way the government treats Disabled people with mental health support needs.  The outcome can make a difference to thousands upon thousands of Disabled people.  We have always believed that these changes are discriminatory and unfair and should have never been introduced. It is incomprehensible that the government pledges more support for people with mental health support needs and at the same time introduces, through the back door regulation changes  that will  prevent many thousands of Disabled people with mental health support needs from qualifying for this essential benefit.

If you are able to come tomorrow, please let us know by emailing Svetlana at Svetlana.kotova@inclusionlondon.org.uk