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WASPI High Court challenge fails

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Almost 4 million women born in the 1950s are not entitled to restitution for money they lost out on when the pension age was raised from 60 to 66, the high court has decided.

The ruling means that none of the women – many of whom only found out their pension age had increased when they applied to draw it, or shortly before – will receive compensation for the money they lost.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/oct/03/women-not-entitled-to-pension-age-change-compensation-rules-high-court

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Here’s the judgment:

Conclusion: We are saddened by the stories we read in the evidence lodged by the Claimants. But our role as judges in this case is limited. There is no basis for concluding that the policy choices reflected in this legislation were not open to government. We are satisfied that they were. In any event they were approved by Parliament. The wider issues raised by the Claimants, about whether these choices were right or wrong or good or bad, are not for us; they are for members of the public and their elected representatives.

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Delve-and-Glynn-v-SSWP-CO-3174-2018-Final.pdf

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House of Commons library briefing on pension age changes updated to cover the High Court challenge and reaction.

Elsewhere the Parliamentary Ombudsman has said it can accept new complaints (as DWP and ICE processes are suspended) but is considering the High Court ruling before taking further action.

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Stuart - 04 October 2019 03:35 PM

Elsewhere the Parliamentary Ombudsman has said it can accept new complaints (as DWP and ICE processes are suspended) but is considering the High Court ruling before taking further action.

The page linked above now says Ombudsman will not take on new complaints -

We are not accepting new complaints because no new issues are being complained about.

 

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