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Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:01 pm
by Huegatort
Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women


The Government must make fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification

WASPI = Women Against State Pension Inequality. You can sign the campaign at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:21 pm
by jenny lucas
Good idea! I saw that elsewhere, in a newspaper, and signed it. It's really quite draconian, the jump between being 'just in' to 'just out' of getting one's pension.

It's easy to sign, and I would definitely encourage us to do so if it applies.

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:54 pm
by Juggler
Signed.
It's not just the state pension but everything that goes with it...like bus passes etc.

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:18 pm
by jenny lucas
Indeed. My particular bugbear is having to go on paying NI! It adds 10% to my tax bill, and also adds insult to injury. Not only is the government deferring paying all my lifetime's NI contributions back to me in my OAP pension, but they're making me continue to pay in as well! Bah!

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:25 pm
by Penny
This affects me and I signed the petition a few weeks ago. I am pleased that a group are campaigning for this and getting it discussed on TV, Radio and in the papers, as well as on the Internet.

It's very unfair and some women could lose out on up to £36,000.

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:43 pm
by b.r.wade
I have a friend who was 60 3 weeks ago and so she qualifies now for state pension and all the other benefits Iwas 60 on Wednesday 13th don't qualify so having been in the same school year through all our education, starting work at roughly the same time she can now relax and me well if I wasn't a full time carer I would still be getting up for work everyday doesn't seem fair to me

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:05 pm
by Juggler
I had an email from the online petition I signed saying it's going to be debated in parliament on 1 Feb.

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:10 pm
by Penny
b.r.wade wrote:I have a friend who was 60 3 weeks ago and so she qualifies now for state pension and all the other benefits Iwas 60 on Wednesday 13th don't qualify so having been in the same school year through all our education, starting work at roughly the same time she can now relax and me well if I wasn't a full time carer I would still be getting up for work everyday doesn't seem fair to me
I think you've got that wrong no women get it at 60 now, that's what all the fuss is about.

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:10 pm
by Penny
Juggler wrote:I had an email from the online petition I signed saying it's going to be debated in parliament on 1 Feb.
yes, I got one too and we can watch it live online.

Re: Women born in 1950's pension inequality

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:36 pm
by Annie_15052
Hi, new to the group. I added it to my Facebook page. Want to get it to as many fifty somethings as possible.
I was medically retired 5 yrs ago, one year later my son had a brain haemorrhage which has left him pretty disabled now. I now look and watch after him. It's a funny old life. I really could have done with having my state pension now. It's obvious to anyone who sees me that I will never work again, severe scoliosis and kyphosis, I get very tired and breathless. I get ESA Support Group therefore no carers allowance. I will be 61 in a couple of weeks, so only 5 more years to go!!!
I started my working life at 15 expecting to retire at 60. All us ladies born after 1953 have been penalised.