To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

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I do have a bus pass already, it comes at age 60 in Scotland. I use it sometimes, but not much, I reckon it is pretty irrelevant for most car owners as buses take three times as long to get anywhere.
sunnydisposition wrote:This effects other areas i.e. getting a bus pass, applying for other benefits. I currently live in a village and the return journey is nearlry £8.00 a day. Not sure where I would get that kind of money for transport. I think even if we don't get our pension until 66 for me. We should be able to get a bus pass at 60 if we are still carers. I may have to look at moving back to town in a couple of years. Dr Cameron said,"plan for retirement". Yes OK David. Stop moving my retirement date and I will. First 65 then 66.
I'd love a free bus pass but my OH reckons by the time we get our state pension they will have stopped them. Same as the winter fuel allowance ..... I bet that will be stopped for us too.
Penny wrote:
sunnydisposition wrote:This effects other areas i.e. getting a bus pass, applying for other benefits. I currently live in a village and the return journey is nearlry £8.00 a day. Not sure where I would get that kind of money for transport. I think even if we don't get our pension until 66 for me. We should be able to get a bus pass at 60 if we are still carers. I may have to look at moving back to town in a couple of years. Dr Cameron said,"plan for retirement". Yes OK David. Stop moving my retirement date and I will. First 65 then 66.
I'd love a free bus pass but my OH reckons by the time we get our state pension they will have stopped them. Same as the winter fuel allowance ..... I bet that will be stopped for us too.
Like they are trying to scrap the attendance allowance.
I'm just going off at a bit of a tangent here so just ignore me , but as I was born in the 1960s and so not really to do with this post so apologies, I had pension concerns for having gaps in my NI and wondered if I should make a voluntary top up. Upon the advice of CUK helpline I looked into voluntary contributions and sent off for a pension statement to see if I needed to make up any gaps. As I'm now 48 and started work at 18, I was somewhat surprised to see that I have managed to clock up 32 years of National Insurance contributions! At least it was in my favour and I am keeping the letter for evidence :lol:
Thanks for sharing at least it is a start. I think women such as me(full time carer) should be allowed to have their pension at 65. Which was moved to 66 in 2011. I still think it's totally unfare for me to wait until 65. Me and my husband should have retired together being 5 years apart in age. My husband will now be 72 before I get my pension. Not sure how fit will be. My husband has has a physical disability for the last 19 years. I gain lower back problems through lifting his scooter in to the boot of our car. We have now had a hoist fitted.
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I suspect it's not just the retirement date but some of the detail that wasn't highlighted sufficiently. I went online the other day to get a statement of my new state pension so I've an idea what I can claim in 2023 (rather than 2017!). I've got 38 years of NI but was told I wasn't at the maximum!! I have a financial specialist looking into it for me - it even surprised him! My instinct is that it's something to do with the professional pension that I was paying into.
If you haven't yet checked, I'd strongly advise you to do so.
Jx
Juggler wrote:I suspect it's not just the retirement date but some of the detail that wasn't highlighted sufficiently. I went online the other day to get a statement of my new state pension so I've an idea what I can claim in 2023 (rather than 2017!). I've got 38 years of NI but was told I wasn't at the maximum!! I have a financial specialist looking into it for me - it even surprised him! My instinct is that it's something to do with the professional pension that I was paying into.
If you haven't yet checked, I'd strongly advise you to do so.
Jx
Would you mind if I asked you month and year of birth. I,m October 57 and I have 38 years and receive pension 2023 by forecast .
Same year, December.
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