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Spending Review: benefits cut in welfare axe

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  • WillimS
    WillimS Posts: 9,111 Forumite
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    Equality Act
    The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.


    If any hot shot lawyer gets into gear they will find that the cuts to disability benefit especially DLA is against peoples civil liberties and the United Nations Conventions Rights>> EHRC A guide to the UN Disability Equality Conventions, visit their home page at EHRC


    The DLA consists of three levels of the care component High, Middle and lower rate
    These rates are awarded to the level of care that is appropriate for the disabled persons needs. If any cuts are applied to any of the three rates then that breaches the Human Rights Act.

    In the case of mental health whereby the government intends to apply the "work assessment tests" then this also breaches the Human Rights Act unless they are being assessed by a professional person in the field of psychiatry, for example a consultant physiatrist at the very least. If being "assessed for work" by a person not qualified in that field, could result in the government being sued, if that person were forced into work against their Will. The Human Rights Act is at the very finger tips to STOP this government harassment of the mentally ill.
    It is a powerful tool not used often enough against moral and social injustice.

    Also please note that a lot of people at the time of their DLA award were award the claim
    "Indefinitely" the government would have to challenge this in court if they want to alter the original award given at the time. I feel solicitors and the legal system is afraid to take on the mighty DWP, the DWP are like any other organisation but they are getting far too big for their boots, they need bringing down a peg or two.

    The DWP are NOT above the law and have to act within it, they are not exempt from acting within the frame work of the Human Rights Laws, unfortunately all to often they are never legally challenged. SO COME ON GET YOUR ACT IN GEAR AND START LEGALLY CHALLENGING THEM. GIVE THEM A WAKE UP CALL
  • dmg24
    dmg24 Posts: 33,925 Forumite
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    WillimS wrote: »
    Equality Act
    The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.


    If any hot shot lawyer gets into gear they will find that the cuts to disability benefit especially DLA is against peoples civil liberties and the United Nations Conventions Rights>> EHRC A guide to the UN Disability Equality Conventions, visit their home page at EHRC


    The DLA consists of three levels of the care component High, Middle and lower rate
    These rates are awarded to the level of care that is appropriate for the disabled persons needs. If any cuts are applied to any of the three rates then that breaches the Human Rights Act.

    In the case of mental health whereby the government intends to apply the "work assessment tests" then this also breaches the Human Rights Act unless they are being assessed by a professional person in the field of psychiatry, for example a consultant physiatrist at the very least. If being "assessed for work" by a person not qualified in that field, could result in the government being sued, if that person were forced into work against their Will. The Human Rights Act is at the very finger tips to STOP this government harassment of the mentally ill.
    It is a powerful tool not used often enough against moral and social injustice.

    Also please note that a lot of people at the time of their DLA award were award the claim
    "Indefinitely" the government would have to challenge this in court if they want to alter the original award given at the time. I feel solicitors and the legal system is afraid to take on the mighty DWP, the DWP are like any other organisation but they are getting far too big for their boots, they need bringing down a peg or two.

    The DWP are NOT above the law and have to act within it, they are not exempt from acting within the frame work of the Human Rights Laws, unfortunately all to often they are never legally challenged. SO COME ON GET YOUR ACT IN GEAR AND START LEGALLY CHALLENGING THEM. GIVE THEM A WAKE UP CALL

    Can you point out exactly which provisions will be breached? :p
    Gone ... or have I?
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