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R (DS and Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
On 9 March 2017, CPAG issued a claim for judicial review in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Work and Pension (SSWP) to challenge the legality of the lowered benefit cap as it applies to lone parents. The case will be heard on 26 and 27 March 2018. (An earlier hearing date of 16 and 17 January 2018 was adjourned pending the Court of Appeal giving its decision in DA, as to which see further below).
CPAG is acting on behalf of two single mothers who are affected by the cap due to their caring responsibilities. One of the claimants has children with significant health needs while the other has previously fled domestic violence.