Three quarters of families who live near the Government's planned high speed rail link and applied for hardship compensation have been rejected, figures showed.
The Government was criticised by residents and a pressure group opposing the project for offering help "to virtually nobody".
Of 455 applications, 299 have been refused, 113 accepted, and the rest are being considered.
An influential group of MPs says the DfT has failed to present 'a convincing strategic case' for HS2.
Campaigners say they hope to put plans for HS2 through the Midlands back to square one as they prepare to go to the High Court tomorrow.
Campaigners from HS2 Action Alliance are heading to London tomorrow to take on the Government at the Court of Appeal.