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Refusal to assess students for benefits ruled ‘unlawful’

Court rules against government policy on disabled students applying for universal credit

A government policy of not referring disabled students for work capability assessments needed to access universal credit payments was unlawful, the High Court has found.

Following a judicial review, the High Court found the Department for Work and Pensions’ decision to deny two disabled students an assessment on whether they had limited capability for work breached universal credit law.

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