R (on the application of DA and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Equality and Human Rights Commission and another intervening)

Social security – Benefit. The problems faced by lone parents of children under the age of two were not sufficiently proportionately disabling to make it unjust not to treat them different from other parents with respect to the imposition of the cap on the amount of benefits which all non-working households could receive. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the defendant Secretary of State's appeal, further held that presenting the children as claimants in their own right added nothing of substance to the discrimination claims brought by their parents.

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