To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

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I am SO angry that if I'd been born 6 months earlier I would be getting my pension NOW along with heating allowance, bus pass etc. As it is I have to wait another TWO years. That is just not fair.

They also reckon that only 1 in 3 will get this new pension rate of £155.65 .... Most will get a lot less.
Juggler wrote:Same year, December.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/state-pensions

Have a look at this link...
It's seems to have a better understanding then what I read elsewhere.
Yes, I think I have caught the 'sting in the tail' that MoneyExpert describes. :evil:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776

Please share with as many people as possible.

Only 5 days to go and WASPI are trying to get to 200,000

They have worked really hard!!

Let's help them reach this target.

I meet a lady to day born 1959 she hadn't heard anything about WASPI or the campaign.

She said she would share on her facebook page.
I'm 62 and still working , picked up £160 today in commission and expenses, in seven hours in field. Social and market research is really a doddle. Unbelievably, we are finding it hard to recruit staff who have the initiative to work from home :cry:
Yes, I could earn £1600 a month in ten days work if I could be bothered. I find it hard that graduates are working at Macwages in crapjobs for twenty days a month and earning less than that - but that is their problem, not mine.
My wife is two years past her pension age and earns over £30k a year in a conventional job. Somewhere along the line we all missed a key point: aging affects everyone differently, but poor people age much faster, and die much younger, so they are paying for the pensions of the lucky, healthy and wealthy. Another example of the way that society and the welfare state is screwed, or skewed, towards taking from the poor to feed the rich.
I have just read an article about Ross Altmann, once again taking the side of the MPs; not surprising is it! As far as I knew she was supposed to take the side of the pensioners!?
I read an article earlier today that female MPs get their state pension at 60 as they were not given enough notice! Now if this is correct, it is double standards; surely this proves a point with all of us women who have been denied our pension, all of which were given very short notice!
I read that WASPI had raised enough money to send all of their paperwork to a Barrister to see if there is a legal case. I sure hope that there is for all women like myself.
How can this Government get away with walking all over people without considering the outcome!
Huegatort wrote:I have just read an article about Ross Altmann, once again taking the side of the MPs; not surprising is it! As far as I knew she was supposed to take the side of the pensioners!?
I read an article earlier today that female MPs get their state pension at 60 as they were not given enough notice! Now if this is correct, it is double standards; surely this proves a point with all of us women who have been denied our pension, all of which were given very short notice!
I read that WASPI had raised enough money to send all of their paperwork to a Barrister to see if there is a legal case. I sure hope that there is for all women like myself.
How can this Government get away with walking all over people without considering the outcome!

Is it their occupational pension.
Lots of MPs now joining the cross party group for women's state pensions. :)
Scally, aren’t you being a wee bit smug about this job you’ve got. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t you live in the middle of nowhere in Scotland?
If so, no wonder your company has difficultly recruiting. Round my parents there used to be about 10 factories, all gone: DKS, Champion Spark Plugs, even Cadburys (or whatever they call themselves now.)
There’s now 8 people chasing every job, including Mc’dees. My nephew has a good degree in IT, and is unemployed. And not through lack of trying. He was packed off to some re-cycling plant. He thought he was going to learn how to re-cycle computers for the third world, which he can do anyway, but he thought he’d hone his skills. Instead, he just took the bloody things apart… and nearly died of boredom!
Can you PM me details of this job… I think he might be good at it. He certainly knows his computer stuff.
Link sent, please let me know how he gets on!

I'm amazed how many people are unwilling to try working in social and market research because they want a steady predictable income and a nice cosy office - all the usual certainties. My agency employs people right across the UK, in every rural and urban area, even in places like Orkney, because we have to cover the whole of the UK and keep travel costs down.

Yet it is precisely because this job is so flexible that it suits carers perfectly - I work the hours that suit me, a fair amount of evening and weekend work because that is when Mrs Scally is around so she can be the back up carer. Working on commission you have good days and bad days of course, but I have found that the income is surprisingly steady - somewhere between £10-£20 per hour but usually at the upper end. Learn the trade, put in the hours and you will make some decent money, it is as simple as that. I have known people taking home £40k, but they must work around the clock. I would never go back to office work, never. I like having control of my life too much. Most of my colleagues are in their 'mature years' - they have acquired life experience and are good at reading people. Many have been in the business for a decade or more, and many work on into their seventies because they really enjoy it, as I do. It's the perfect job for many carers, actually, and experienced interviewers are always in short supply.

Far from being in remote rural Scotland, I live between the two big cities, and usually work in different localities every week or two on different, varied research projects.
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