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DWP benefit claimants could get £1,040 back payments in legal case over Covid weekly uplift

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benefit claimants could be due £1,040 in back payments if the UK Government loses a legal case over whether it was fair to exclude disabled people from extra Covid support.

The High Court has granted two people claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA) the right to challenge a decision not to increase their payments in line with the top-up given to Universal Credit.

At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Universal Credi t claimants were given an extra £1,040 a year in coronavirus cash support - the equivalent of £20 a week or £80 a month.

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