Lorraine Cox's High Court Battle in Belfast

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male45
male45 Community member Posts: 334 Empowering
Awhile ago I posted about a lady called Lorraine  Cox who was seeking a High Court in Belfast for judgement  Lorraine Cox, who was diagnosed with the terminal illness of motor neurone disease, took the challenge forward after being refused access to special rules for terminal illness because she could not demonstrate her death was reasonably expected within six months
Below is the results briefly outlined with a link to the news article today.

The High Court in Northern Ireland has ruled that the different treatment of social security benefit claimants with a terminal illness is “manifestly without reasonable foundation”. In a decision handed down by Mr Justice McAlinden, the difference in treatment for terminally ill claimants who cannot reasonably meet the six month criterion was deemed to be discriminatory

https://www.lawcentreni.org/news/high-court-decides-different-treatment-of-terminally-ill-claimants-is-discriminatory-1



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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Hi @male45 Thank you for sharing this with us I am sure it will be of interest to our members
  • male45
    male45 Community member Posts: 334 Empowering
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    @janer1967
    You're welcome and thank you. Hopefully it will