Changes that came in a number of years ago are impacting on women born in the 1950s and are seeing their pensionable age rise from 60 to 66.
I have had a number of representations from constituents and I think the changes are unfair. Whilst I am supportive of equalising the pensionable age between men and women, what I think has been missed here is that these women have been given very little notice of when these changes were coming in, in some cases just 18 months. This gave them very little time to make other previsions.
There could be up to a million women who are affected by these changes. In the past, Ministers indicated that there would be transitional relief for these women, yet none has been forthcoming.
Many women are now coming up to what they thought would be their retirement age, only to find out that they will be required to work another six years.
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Please visit the WASPI JustGiving page where they are attempting to raise £10,000 to help WASPI women who are struggling to make ends meet: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sos-waspivoice
You can keep up to date with the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women here: http://www.waspi-appg.org.uk/