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Terminal illness JR

mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,941 Disability Gamechanger
I don't start many threads on here but, in view of the unfortunate end of https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/71976/defineterminal-illness#latest I thought it would be interesting to post this for those disappointed that thread had to be closed. 

I'm posting this in the PIP, DLA and AA forum solely because the original thread resides here. However, it turns out that, when you dig a little deeper, one of the problems with the original thread was a misunderstanding caused by the OP quoting from the BBC and concluding that the case was about PIP. 

Here's a summary of what it's actually about from the people running the case. i.e. Universal Credit. https://www.lawcentreni.org/news/ni-woman-challenges-six-month-terminal-illness-rule. There may well be a knock on effect on PIP etc. but the case itself is about UC. 

My guess as to the outcome having read the above is very different to my view on the previous thread which seemed to cause some people some difficulty. Having read the above I think it's a really difficult one to call. I would guess that ultimately it's heading to the Supreme Court so there will be nothing to celebrate once the outcome is known if either side decides to exercise the right to further appeal. 


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