Disabled refugees allowed access to disability benefits following Government defeat

Tribunal ruled a two-year restriction on accessing disability benefits unlawfully discriminated against disabled refugees and their families.

Disabled refugees will now be able to claim disability benefits from the moment they’re given refugee status, after the UK Government decided not to appeal a Tribunal judgement, it has been reported.

The decision comes after the Upper Tribunal ruled that a residency test, barring disabled refugees from claiming disability benefits (Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payments) unless they have lived in Britain for at least two out of the previous three years, unlawfully discriminated against disabled refugees and their families.

read more here: http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-refugees-allowed-access-to-disability-benefits-following-government-defeat/

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