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    Fowles
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        Nobody has made any reply to my posting regarding the petition to the government in the "Pensions" section and I am wondering if there is anybody out there that this affects??

        If so and you haven’t already looked at the petition or listened/watched any of the debate held in Westminster Hall on February 1st, regarding this subject, it is probably worth doing so – this IS NOT about us having to retire at 65 like men, it’s about the lack of communication from the DWP in letting woman know this individually and also when the coalition government changed the law again, hitting the same age group and once again not communicating this to all woman involved and therefore not allowing them time to make provision for their retirement. The petition is still being signed and there is a full campaign in flow called WASPI who have a Facebook page with all the information required for you to give your consideration to this petition. Take a few minutes to have a look.

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            Dear Fowles,
            The only reason for no reply in my case is that I was born in the 60’s . (Nearly 9 months after England won the football world cup in fact !! No wonder I am an only child !!)

            Your topic is of great value .

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                Thank you for your acknowledgement JJ – at least I don’t feel as if I’m talking to myself!!

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                    there was also this posting by Admin back in January this year

                    http://www.britsincrete.co.uk/cgi-bin/bicforum/YaBB.pl?num=1452924012/0#0

                    you may have missed it as not listed under Pensions.

                    Also there was a crowfunding set up, that got the full funding, so do not try to donate now

                    https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/women-seeking-pension-justice/

                    How do I feel about, like being robbed.  Bad enough trying to find work in ones 50s if job ends, never mind your 60s.

                    Not enough notice given and very badly thought out with the change over.  Many women have had two changes in UK State Pension age at a late time in their lifes.

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                        Yes Moggy I saw these postings but I included the petition that is STILL being added to and now stands at over 166,000 signatures.  If people think it was unfair for the likes of me and millions of other women born in the 50’s, having to find out that my pension age was moved firstly to 65 from 60, then from 65 to 66 years all within an unacceptably short space of time, then you can sign the petition.  The women campaigning are asking for a fair transitional period for us, nothing else, so that we can make proper provision for our retirement. 

                        We were not formally written to about these changes in both instances. When asked about this the DWP said that they placed adverts in woman’s magazines and newspapers but. when asked by the campaigners to provide that information, they said that it would cost the department £600 to look it up and therefore wasn’t willing to spend that sort of money!! 

                        Because woman were not made aware, they have made financial decisions for their retirement e.g. early retirement at work, taken redundancy packages etc. thinking that they would be retiring and are now finding themselves claiming JSA and trying to get back into the workplace at age 60 upwards! 

                        The other strange outcome is that people born in the same year are not able to claim their pensions in the same years but instead are sometimes claiming them up to 18 months apart.  An example is my sister-in-law was born in May 1954 and I was born in October 1954.  She receives her SRP in November 2019 but I have to wait until October 2020 for mine. 

                        Just for the record the WASPI campaigners (Women Against State Pension Inequality) have made a spreadsheet working out the cost to women by having their retirement dates moved twice and I will lose £36,000, despite having worked all my life and paid a full 40 years’ NICs – is that fair?      
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                            Ros Altmann who was gagged by Ian Duncan Smith regarding the pensions debacle, is going to be ungagged on the programme today live, talking about the pension scandal and opening up to the wrong for all to hear! Looking forward to it.

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                                Go to http://www.waspi.co.uk for an update on the latest position regarding the 1950’s born ladies fighting for justice!

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                                    It seems that the WASPI website are having a break over the Holiday period – sorry about my timing on this posting! But the volunteers will be back at work after the New Year celebrations, keeping us all updated on the latest information regarding our fight for justice – so pop into the site and catch up ladies, you may be able to help.

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