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Legal assistance for case against DWP

SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 96 Courageous
I have recently posted regarding the fact the DWP have investigated my personal circumstance on three occasions in the last year. Although I have been cleared by them on each occasion and they too believe this could be borne of some ill feelings from a neighbour  they have stated that they are impotent to do anything should they report me again.

Each time I am investigated, my health declines substantially. I have also been fighting the DWP to be awarded state benefits for the last three years and it is now getting to the point that I’m beginning to consider ending my life 

I am now looking at taking legal action against the DWP but as I’m sure many of you will understand, having to survive off of state benefits, I do not have a lot of ‘spare’ monies to be able to do so.

Can anyone advise of any organisations who could assist me or a low cost solicitor or such to assist me in proceeding with this case?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2019
    Hi,

    I don't know if you'll get legal aid to be able to do this regarding people reporting you. i suspect you won't. You may get 30 minutes free or an hour from a solicitor but you won't find any low cost ones.

    Your benefits situation is different and without any information it's difficult to advise further.

    See link for advice centres near you.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    You could take a look at the Law Centre
    Scope
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