PENSION MINISTER CONFIRMS THAT JUDICIAL REVIEW TO AFFECT CURRENT CASES UNDER INDEPENDENT CASE EXAMINER
Carolyn Harris MP and Tim Loughton MP, Co-Chairs for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women, wrote to Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions, in December of last year in the wake of the judicial review into the Department for Work and Pensions handling of the change to women’s state pension age.
In the letter, the Co-Chairs asked the Minister for advice on how to best proceed with cases being reviewed by the Independent Case Examiner, following the result of the High Court granting permission for a Judicial Review into the Department for Work and Pensions handling of the change to women’s state pension age.
The APPG have now had a response to the letter which clarifies that the DWP have temporarily suspended action on current and future complaints until the final court decision in the judicial review. It also shares that the Independent Case Examiner has closed all live State Pension age complaints.
Co-Chairs Harris and Loughton are now seeking a meeting with the Minister to discuss this further.
Both letters are in full here: