Update on the Judicial Review Appeal 15th September 2020

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Many women will be disappointed today at the judgement from the High Court.

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) will continue to campaign for what we believe is achievable and affordable. Compensation for women who have been unfairly disadvantaged with a rapid increase to their State Pension age (SPa).  WASPI is not opposed to the equalisation of the SPa with men but it was done without adequate notice, leaving no time to make alternative arrangements.  Women were informed directly some 14 years after the SPa was first changed, many only given 18months notice, of up to a six-year increase, many others were not informed at all.  This left their retirement plans shattered.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is currently considering six sample cases of maladministration out of the thousands of complaints made to the DWP by WASPI women. Their progress is reported here.  We hope there will be no further delay in their consideration of this matter.

You can read the full judgement here:

Delve & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2020] EWCA Civ 1199 (15 September 2020)