To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

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With regards to women outliving men I would take issue as in our street there are about 50/50 male female survivors of couples. I currently care for my 85 year old dad who has outlived my mum by over 13 years. A male neighbour opposite has buried two wives ! My father's two brothers have outlived their late wives ! Perhaps genetic testing will in future give the Govt a steer as to how they will pay pensions. I am 58 and At the moment I must wait till 66 to get my pension which Theresa May tells me I will have for an average of 26 years. This will make me 92 when I pop my clogs ! In the meantime I am hoping to join the WASPI march in London on 8th March that is if I can make arrangements for my dad ! I might take him with me and chain myself to his wheelchair !!

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Thanks for the update Lorraine.

Thanks Penny, it's good to know that there is more weight behind this campaign, I hope that something comes of this sooner than later.

A member of my family was a Carer until recently, she had a mild stroke last year and a year before this had another health issue. Despite all of this she works for 16 hours a week and has done for years. She is now having to look for full time work and has been told that she should to be working for at least 30 hours. She also has to prove that she is searching for work each day. This is so very unfair at a time in life when this dear woman needs to slow down and take care of herself. She paid into her pension from the age of 15; so very unfair!
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Please consider signing this petition. If you are happy with it's contents. I would like my pension this year when I am sixty. My husband get his pension in Sept and can you believe it. He received a letter today from ESA for reassessment for five months. His last face to face assessor stated in his report that my hubands disability will not improve. In fact he is much more disabled. So much we had to move properties last year. What a waste of time!!!!
It still makes me cross! MY friend is just 2 months older than me and will finally get her pension in July this year. I have to wait until July 2018. HOw is that fair?
I should have received my pension in October. So both my husband and I would have retired together. I will now get mine when I am 66. My husband will then be 72. :roll:
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As three #BackTo60 campaigners for the pension rights of women born in the 1950s, we are instructing Signature Litigation and Blackstone Chambers to seek a judicial review on behalf of a representative group of affected claimants to oblige the government to publish forthwith its Report on the rules about pensionable age as required under the Act.
I have just looked on the WASPI site and have learned that anyone affected by the Pension Inequality (women born in the 1950's) can write a complaint letter to the DWP and there are templates and information on the site to help and guide you.
Regards
Huegatort wrote:I have just looked on the WASPI site and have learned that anyone affected by the Pension Inequality (women born in the 1950's) can write a complaint letter to the DWP and there are templates and information on the site to help and guide you.
Regards
Thanks for this. I was unhappy with the situation but didn't know there was anything I could actually do.
I'm sending off my first letter tomorrow (only tomorrow as their site doesn't seem to work on my tablet and I need to use the pc)
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