28. Apr, 2018

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'Official figures this month showed that legal aid cuts mean disabled people appealing their benefit rejections are denied legal support in a staggering 99% of cases.

That’s someone with severe depression, or battling multiple sclerosis exhaustion, left to take on a long, complex legal case against the government alone. It results in a disability benefit system tilted in one side’s favour: create an assessment that’s proved to wrongly deny disabled people benefits, and then deprive them of the legal aid they need to have a chance to win them back.'

The injustice of the Windrush scandal will be terrifyingly familiar to anyone who has been through the benefits system, writes the Guardian columnist Frances Ryan
theguardian.com