Last updated: October 17, 2018test case
R (DS and Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
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.
The appeal in this case was heard on 17-19 July 2018 by a 7 judge panel of the Supreme Court alongside that of R(DA and Others) v SSWP. We are waiting for the judgment.
Our advice to claimants affected by the lower benefit cap is to lodge a housing benefit appeal immediately requesting for it to be stayed behind the Supreme Court decision. You can use our template letter.