(1) Onakoya (appellant) v The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions (respondent)
(2) Bui (appellant) v The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions (respondent)
Thursday 30 March 2023
By Appellants Notices filed on 2 November 2022, the Claimants, in separate proceedings, Ms Onakoya and Ms Bui appeal the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) of 18 July 2022 (reasons) and order dated 6 October 2022.
On 18 July 2022 the Upper Tribunal dismissed both Ms Onakoya and Ms Bui’s claims for judicial review. The UT heard the matters together as they raised ” broadly identical” issues.
Issue – the Respondent makes payment of Universal Credit (UC) and advance payments on account of UC only to people with a National Insurance number (NIno). Is that restriction lawful?
Both C’s say there is no legislative requirement to have a NIno to receive UC or advance payments. The Respondent’s UC computer system is said to require a fully verified NIno in order to make such payments.