I represented an older lady with chronic anxiety in a welfare benefits appeal.
Despite her struggling with any kind of social interaction and having lengthy unprovoked periods of crying each day, the first judge found that she was fit for work. I appealed this decision to the Upper Tribunal.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the appeal was successful and she continues to receive her disability benefit.
“I couldn’t help a Syrian refugee who was refused JSA. He was homeless, destitute, and had a month to appeal. He needed JSA to support him until he could find employment. NO THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I could not assist with his appeal and the CAB waiting list was over a month long.”
“Today I met a terminally ill single mother who had a disabled 12 y/o son. Her benefits were stopped. She was threatened with eviction for rent arrears & her son being taken into care. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to prevent her eviction so she & her son could stay in their home.”