CASCAIDr's first CrowdJustice campaign has now born its initial fruit, in the form of authoritative advice that can be used to challenge local authorities over unlawful care charges.
Belinda Schwehr, CASCAIDr's founder said: "The Advice was commissioned so that it can be referred to when individuals are engaging with councils as to their own charges under local policies – in most cases, policies that are very similar to the one which was found to be unlawful in Norfolk."
After it lost a case at the Upper Tribunal in 2016 for failing to consider psychological distress in assessing claimants for the mobility component of PIP, the DWP eventually embarked on a LEAP (Legal Entitlements and Administrative Practices) review, looking at award decisions, to see who might have been wrongly denied PIP mobility and putting things right.
But organisations supporting claimants with disabilities are far from convinced that the DWP are doing what they should to ensure people receive the arrears they are entitled to...
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