Carolyn Harris MP and Tim Loughton MP wrote to Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion at the Department for Work and Pensions, in their capacity as Co-Chairs of the APPG on State Pension Inequality for Women.
In the letter they asked how 1950s women pension cases, which were under review by the Independent Case Examiner, can continue to be reviewed. These cases have been closed as a 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.
A copy of this letter is below.
We 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.
Please see the full response below:
We are seeking a meeting with Guy Opperman to discuss this further.