Thousands of disabled people will be given higher benefits after winning a legal victory over the Tory government.
Ministers have been forced to rewrite Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rules following the defeat at a top-level court.
People will now get £70 to £90 a week extra backdated to the day of the Upper Tribunal, which includes a High Court judge on its panel, in March.
The government believes around 10,000 people will benefit by 2022.
The shake-up axes rules which said people can carry out tasks unsupervised if it’s “unlikely” they’ll come to harm.
Epileptic people warned the old rule left them vulnerable, because even though attacks are unlikely, they’re catastrophic when they happen.
So judges ruled the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should base decisions on how serious harm is, not how likely.
Epilepsy Action chief executive Philip Lee said he was “delighted”, adding: “Many people with the…