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Millions of benefit claimants could get up to £1,500 in backdated payments

MILLIONS of people on legacy benefits could get backdated payments worth £1,500 if a High Court appeal is successful.

Four claimants on legacy Dependiendo de tus circunstancias will have their case against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) heard next month.

Millions of benefit claimants could get up to £1,500 in backdated payments

Millions of benefit claimants could get up to £1,500 in backdated paymentsCrédito: Pensilvania

The claimants argue they should get back payments for extra help they did not receive during the Covid crisis.

A £20 a week uplift was given out through the pandemia to help millions on Crédito universal.

But nearly two million struggling households still on the legacy Dependiendo de tus circunstancias system were excluded from getting this help.

Those claiming benefits such as personal independence payments (PIP) o employment support allowancmi (ESA) and disabled people were among those left out of pocket.

The claimants argued in court that the treatment was unfair and that they should get the equivalent cashbut they lost the case in February this year.

But the legal teamOsbornes Lawwho battled it out against the DWP on behalf of those claimants have announced that they have won the right to appeal the decision in August.

The case will now be heard in the Court of Appeal on either December 6 o 7, de acuerdo a The Independent.

Should the appeal be successful, sin embargo, there is no guarantee of a payout.

The DWP would have to make amends, but there are several ways it can do this.

Como The Sun informó anteriormente, one option is in the form of a back payment for those affected, worth up to £1,560.

This is equal to the 12-month uplift from March 2020, worth £1,040 a year, plus the £560 paid out through the six-month extension to the end of September.

Even if the decision is overturned, you shouldn’t expect anything soonit is likely any decision over how the DWP will make amends will take time.

The Sun has contacted Osbornes Law and the DWP for comment.

Meanwhile an error calculating payments could mean 150,000 Brits are owed backpayfind out if you’re affected.

Divorced women are being urged to check their state pension as one won back £60k.