The #DWP are having to use legacy Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for NEW claimants for a simple reason.
The High Court ruled in June it unfairly discriminated disabled claimants by removing their Severe Disability Premium (SDP)
This ruling applies to those on EITHER Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with daily living component or Disability Living Allowance (DLA) middle/high care component
If the DWP put new claimants on #UniversalCredit it would be making a two tier system for disabled claimants
They had a policy consultation until August to plan next move.
This consultation has come to the realisation it cannot put new claimants on UC as it would likely bring court action.
I was contacted by a Citizen's Advice (CAB) Manager concerned this hadn't been announced
I am investigating this area and will update accordingly.
I do however find it hard to see how it will not affect those already moved (which btw includes myself.)
I pride myself on putting out accurate information to help people and will continue to do so.