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WASPI woman left surviving on savings after state pension age changes

The state pension age for women was changed from 60 to 65, and then to 66, impacting many right across the country. Some, such as the campaign group WASPI, have argued they were not provided with ample notice about the changes that would affect them and so have faced negative financial and emotional consequences as […]

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WASPI women demand aid from Liz Truss as new Prime Minister

“I will review our overall system to make it fairer for families and people who take time out to look after children and elderly relatives. “To be honest, and I have to be, on the specific case of the WASPI women, I don’t think it was handled very well at the time. “There wasn’t enough […]

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State pension age: What next for WASPI? 1950s women call for ‘fast, fair compensation’

Millions of women born in the 1950s saw their state pension age increase from 60 when the age was changed to align with men. While many do not take issue with the increase, some have argued it was poorly communicated – and they have been financially and emotionally impacted as a result. Some women took […]

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WASPI update as state pension age changes investigation moves into next stage

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman released the first findings of its ongoing investigation into the state pension changes, which is moving into its second stage. Specifically, it is examining the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) to increase the state pension age for women from 60 to 65, with the age later rising to […]

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State pension warning: WASPI women won’t get compensation if Liz Truss becomes next PM

WASPI woman Patricia Morgan challenged Liz Truss about her plans to compensate women who are demanding compensation because of the impact state pension changes had on them. The frontrunner to be the next PM said she sympathised with the women but hinted that compensation wasn’t likely saying “it would be very difficult to go back”. […]

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‘We want to know!’ WASPI women demand answers from Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss

WASPI women assert they have been financially and socially impacted by the lack of notice regarding the state pension age. They do not believe the state pension age should return to 60. The group believes in equalisation, but not in the way in which changes were communicated to women. Meanwhile, the contest for the Tory […]

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Waspi women hope for compensation verdict ‘any day now’ – could they get £15,000 each?

MORE than 3.5 million women born in the 1950s who were forced to work up to six years longer than expected have fought long and hard for redress. They call themselves Waspi women, which stands for Women Against State Pension Injustice, and refuse to give up the fight. Waspi campaigners argued that they were not […]

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WASPI women in new state pension compensation warning – ‘We’re not going away’

A year ago today, the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman gave them new hope in their fight, yet they still await a final verdict. Now those affected by moves to increase the State Pension age for women are marking the anniversary with a new call to arms. More than 3.5 million women born in the […]

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WASPI women welcome new boost in ongoing fight for compensation – ‘not going away!’

State pension age changes meant many women born in the 1950s were required to wait an additional six years – from 60 to 66 – to reach retirement age. Some argued they did not receive ample notice on the matter, creating financial and social challenges, as well as strain.  It is now approaching a year […]

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WASPI hit back at ‘astonishingly arrogant’ DWP as fight for compensation continues

State pension age changes mean men and women now expect to retire at the same age – rather than 60 for women and 65 for men. Some women, however, suggest these changes were not amply communicated with them, and that they have been negatively impacted as a result. Certain women born in the 1950s have […]