DWP WASPI Update: Compensation Recommendations & Eligibility Details

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently provided an update regarding the compensation for the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. The WASPI campaign is expected to provide between £1,000 and £2,950 for eligible women under 60 to 66.

DWP WASPI Update

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) had previously published a report stating that women born between April 1950 and April 1960 are entitled to compensation due to inadequate communication about increases in the State Pension age. 

The DWP has expressed its intention to address this matter at the “earliest possible opportunity.” The PHSO’s report follows a five-year investigation into the DWP’s handling of the State Pension age increase from 60 to 66, which was found to be poorly communicated. 

Some women were notified of the change less than a year before their expected retirement, leaving insufficient time to adjust their financial plans. The recommended compensation ranges between £1,000 and £2,950, although this is significantly less than the £10,000-plus that campaigners had hoped for. 

Despite the PHSO’s recommendations, the DWP has indicated that it may not comply with the suggested payouts, which has led to the PHSO asking Parliament to intervene. The issue has garnered strong opinions on both sides, with some questioning the fairness and financial implications of such compensation. 

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mel Stride, has been urged to provide a specific timeframe for the decision, emphasising the urgency felt by the affected women. However, Stride has reiterated the need for careful consideration of the complex report before making any announcements.

How much will be provided according to the DWP WASPI Update?

According to the latest update, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has recommended that the compensation for women affected by the State Pension age changes should be between £1,000 and £2,950 each. 

This recommendation comes after a report found that the changes were not communicated effectively to the women born in the 1950s. However, it’s important to note that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has not yet confirmed if they will comply with these suggested payouts, and the final decision is still pending 

The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaigners have been advocating for higher compensation, around £10,000 per woman, but the DWP has not agreed upon this figure.  DWP, however, contends that payments at Level 3, which are less than £1,000, would be “consistent” with claimants’ prior payouts.

Who is eligible for DWP WASPI?

Eligibility for the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) compensation is specifically for women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1960. These women are part of the group that was affected by the changes in the State Pension age, which increased from 60 to 65, and later to 66 for both sexes. 

The WASPI campaign argues that the government did not adequately inform these women about the increase in their State Pension age, which resulted in financial and emotional difficulties due to the lack of time to adjust their retirement plans. 

The campaign has gained prominence due to the large number of women affected—approximately 3.8 million. It’s important to note that the compensation has not yet been finalized, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is still considering the PHSO’s recommendations.

When will I get my first DWP WASPI Amount?

The specific date for the first payment of the DWP WASPI compensation has not been announced yet. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is still in the process of considering the recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO). 

Once the DWP finalizes the decision on the compensation amounts and the eligibility criteria, they will likely provide a schedule for when the payments will be made.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it’s recommended that affected women keep an eye on official announcements from the DWP and the WASPI campaign. These sources will provide the necessary details regarding the timing and process for the compensation payments once they are determined.

455 thoughts on “DWP WASPI Update: Compensation Recommendations & Eligibility Details”

    • National insurance gap payments stand at £824.20 per year so x by 6 the starting point should be at least £4945.20 .
      It’s insulting to offer any less.
      The DWP will drag this out .
      I retire in June 2024 for the 2nd time because they failed to inform me of the increase in age retirement…

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        • I’m 69 now and had to keep working during my ill health till 66 it was keep working or lose my house everything I had struggled to keep working for ! Ended up having a quadruple heart bypass last year ! It’s an insult to receive £2900 after what we have had stolen from us .

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          • Totally agree, my story is very similar to yours. I have really struggled with ill health needing a triple valve replacement.
            How dare they treat us like this.
            Especially when they will be asking us to vote for them soon.

      • Deborah. I was born in 1955 just as yhe cojnry wzs getting back on its feet post 2nd world war. I woked from being 16. Worked 2 jobs by 18. I can recall my dad saying to me make sure you pay ur national insurance stamp and you will get a good pension when you retire. I nevrr thought our government would steal my money. Having jusy retired two years ago at 66yrs and worked all my life I could really do with my money right my health is not good i am type one diabetic recently had a str oke suffer with oestoarthritis and chronic pain. Anxiety having been robbed by my own country. Its a bl…y joke.

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      • I worked an extra 6 years to keep my disabled husband whilst I suffered from fybromyalgia, spinal stenosis and osteo arthritis.
        I did not know I would not have enough money to finance this problem and assumed my pension would start. It didn’t so I suffered physically and mentally…..I still can not get over the mental torment caused by debt and the feelings of worthlessness I suffered. My first job was in 1966 age 12 when I worked in theatre as a child for 26 week show runs earning £1one shilling per week for 48 hours per week. Child labour. Always been a worker and paid my taxes. Imagine how let down I feel. I never received a letter of warning.

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        • You can blame Tony Blair and Peter mandelson for opening the floodgates to millions of migrants, that’s the reason they can’t afford to pay your pension, and the NHS is broken, in my opinion there are 8 million too many people living in the UK.
          People like you who were born here and worked all thier life, paid taxes, national insurance etc, have been let down terribly by consecutive governments, but let’s not forget who created it.
          My heart goes out to you and the other women who have been duped and ignored by their own government.it can only get worse.

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          • I couldnt agree more born here paid taxes i was born 1955 others come here get alsorts of benefits given to them

          • The money was STOLEN by the government. It’s not a conversation open for discussion ! It’s what is owed to us.

            the less we muddy the waters about why / when the better …
            WE WANT OUR STOLEN / BORROWED PENSION BACK NOW . EVERY PENNY . Today the 17th of MAY . EVERY PENNY £10,000 NO LESS

      • Disgusting that we should have to wait this long for payment and even have to go through this palaver after all we worked all the time for this then to not be paid pension at correct time very unfair to woman now they get on and sort it out ASAP and pay the correct back pay amount before we All die which is obviously what they are hoping for and in fact many has already

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        • The government is giving asylum seekers £3000 each to go to Ruanda…but, they can’t pay us BRITISH Waspi Woman one penny of what is owed to us.
          The worst thing is that: “They will find some way of making us British pay for it, one way or another. They take it from the poorest and give it to Asylum seekers.
          Absolutely disgusting, and the government just keep taking more and more and more from us. This is never going to stop.

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          • Yes Shauna you right, strange how this country is on its knees, yet we can hand out money to any cause other than sort out the needs of the people who have paid their taxes in the uk. Everyday I hear more and more stories about big amounts of money going out to God knows where when we need it for the NHS and our own people

          • They’re not asylum seekers, in our law they’re criminals, legally they should be arrested and jailed or put in detention centres.

          • Shauna you are falling into the trap of blaming immigrants. That is exactly what the government wants you to do.
            This country is on its knees because of 14 years of Tory strangulation of our public services and they don’t give a toss about you or me.
            How many Asylum seekers do you think received £3.000? I know of just one. So please blame the correct people.

          • Well said. Agree totally. Charity begins at home! We paid in with expectations and deserve compensation. This has gone on far too long. Government dragging their feet

      • Us women of Britain who have been left down by our government should all go on strike we helped to build our country by working for 50 years or more I’m one of them women

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        • Yes I agree by what you are saying but it shouldn’t be compensation, it should be payment in FULL,without tax!!!

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        • Do not vote for this govern,ent as they are not doing anything to get multicellular for women who there own have stolen from, do not vote let’s show them the difference thousands of women can make by not voting.

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          • here here I am not voting as I refuse to prove who I am and the government have thrown us in the rubbish worked over 50 years paying in but once your 66 you cant get nothing from nowhere and pension service are hopeless and as above we have paidover 4,000 NI due to the increase

          • This would never have happened to men, can you imagine the reaction from men if 6 years were to be added to there retirement age, the country would have been in uproar.

      • Hi don’t understand what the level 6 means was born in 1958 much would that come at if we get compensation x

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      • I’ve recently been diagnosed with Dementia I’m also aWaspi woman.Id love to see the end of the Waspi fight for what we worked hard for….we deserve it!,,

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    • I agree, that’s if we get it. It’s taken along time to go through parliament to whom I feel is now dragging their feet. they have now put the hearing back to May the 17th. All of us pensioners struggle to live on the pension we got. We are the ones that sadly have to suffer whilst the big fat cats live the life of luxury.

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      • Totally agree….this government has money for everything else… .supplying weapons….paying those who arrive here as our benefit system is welcoming….wasting money on a train HS2……Rwanda Scheme that won’t work and many other things… we paid in to get a pension at 60…i think 1000 to 3000 payout is insulting

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    • I believe the gov will continue to treat you and me,as though we don’t have a right to our own money,they will use whatever propaganda they need toto undermine this wrong doing,
      My own conclusions are that the tories know they will lose the next general election,so right now it’s all about them ,
      Maybe there’s a coverup in place,they’ve either spent the women’s pension pots.or they don’t believe along with dwp,that there is nothing to wrong
      fair and reasonable logic applying,the pension fund there ,is apparently
      there,imagine the interest that brings,andbdont forget the saving as one more women die waiting,
      Sunak adopts an air of arrogance over this,it’s as though he s trying to turn himself into some sort of hero,he has name dropped Churchill’s name,he has offered billions to the Ukraine ,and elsewhere,he has written off billions,including large sums to his wife and other family members,
      I don’t trust him, a billionaire pm,is he simply trying to write himself into the history books,?
      This guy was around,the same time as Fred Goodwin, just saying
      On a final note,if there has been discrepunces,in the pension pot,and the gov know this ,it would make perfect sense,for them to kick the can down the road,if found out ,this whole charade is exposed,and it goes right to top,that should mean jail,the letters being sent out ,that I think is a red herring,otherwise ,why else has it taken years to prove ,and most importantly,why would women choose to not to leave jobs,not to save,not to put their affairs in order,it doesn’t make sense ,if they had revived a letter in good time ,of course they would ,who wouldn’t,
      Who would put themselves through this,by choice ,
      Sorry for length ,got a bit carried away x

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      • Let’s all just vote for a new government and hope they have the decency to pay compensation to the women affected This Tory government will go at a snails pace and hope it all goes away
        There must be so many women struggling to look after elderly parents and still working full time to make ends meet We should have been given more warning so that we had a better chance to organise our lives

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        • Yes I agree I was born in 1955 and my husband in 1954 he died when he was 54 I didn’t get a pension till I was 66 so I had to use my husbands pension for the extra 6yrs till I got a pension myself it was a terrible thing I had to be so careful with the money

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      • Ha ha, know how you feel Ann, once you start writing it all comes out, I am so cross, think I could write pages, where they get the figure of £1000 from I do not know, agree that the tories will drag it out and the whoever gets in next will have to decide on Waspi Women, they think we are idiots and will drag this out for as long as they can.

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      • At the end of the day we have paid into the system over many many years, we are not asking for anything we aren’t due, because they were incompetent.

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      • Ann you are spot on all that you say worked fir our pension we paith money to them it wasnt a grant from government nor a loan it is our own money !!! I myself am disabled and have to live off benefit that it took 5 yrs to fight for this it is pathetic the length of not to mention all the money which it is costing going back and forth to court and again who is gaining from this as it most definitely isnt any of us !!! It is disgusting the way they are treating us !! I am going off my rant now as im getting angry and the government dont care about us!!!

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      • There never was any “pension pot” All UK state pensions are paid out of tax receipts that are received. So it comes in as all sorts of tax and some is immediately paid out as pensions!

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      • when will english people be looked after and get the amount of money that we loose
        instead of a small amount that will last us a month, rich tories dont care about the people
        including people on the streets and nearly everyone having to use food banks we should say that small amount is not exceptable as we loose much more for six years.

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        • The government is giving asylum seekers £3000 each to go to Ruanda…but, they can’t pay us BRITISH Waspi Woman one penny of what is owed to us.
          The worst thing is that: “They will find some way of making us British pay for it, one way or another. They take it from the poorest and give it to Asylum seekers.
          Absolutely disgusting, and the government just keep taking more and more and more from us. This is never going to stop.

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        • Yes I agree, I’m I of the women working extra 6 years got my government pension told I had 8 weeks to live, I now have had months in hospital having Chemotherapy, please government we need compensation now,

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        • Fed up with all talk, no action, if the government have spent our money why can’t they ask for bank of England to print more money to pay us back,as As a one off payment? And learn by there mistakes .

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      • You are right. Governments are good at spending other peoples money they’ve probably squandered the 6 years worth of pension the stole from us

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        • Oh your right there ..
          Stop giving to immigrants coming to Britain give what’s owed to our own people first …

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    • All of you affected should not vote for the CON party at next election it’s disgraceful how you hard working women have been treated .

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      • I agree, whatever it is will be taxed, if you’re already a claimant as the current threshold is £12.5k, and pension £11.5k and there is no pension pot as such, it’s just a general government spending budget which they’ve already assigned to something else.

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      • That’s very true what you say about a loaf of bread because when you reach 80 they give you 25pence extra which I don’t know what they expect you spend 25p on it want even bye you half a loaf.

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    • This government and previous government’s have robbed the working class for generations first the waspi women then the post office workers and the miners pension the have taken 8 billion out of miners fund and restrict the amount of pension we get.

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      • British Women. Wales,Scotland, and Ireland are also fighting the same war as England. We are united in this fight,and we intend to win it.

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    • it is not really compensation, they stole our pension fund way back when Gordon Brown raided it. We are owed at least £45,000 each not a measly 1 to 3. I do hope we don’t t just settle and go away, the D we have the funds.

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      • Exactly. My wife lost £40,000+ between the time her pension should have been paid and when she started receiving it.
        The government has saved in excess of £4 Billion by not paying pensions to the WASPI women when they should’ve. Also, almost 300,000 eligible WASPI women have died saving the government even more money. But why is that countries like Austria for example, are not changing pension retirement age until 2030, yet the U.K. changed it 15 years earlier? Seems to me that the U.K. government would’ve back dated the date if they could’ve.

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      • That’s what I had to do too! Thieves, the lot of them! What really pees me off, is they give what they robbed from us, who’ve lived and worked here all our lives, and given it straight to whoever comes into our country! It’s not about our country folk, it’s all about licking the do-gooders a£$€s! People living on the streets, people having to go to food banks…. really? Sorry, but like you, I’m sooo angry! 😩

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    • I was never told that retirement age had gone up by the DWP and that I would retire at 66 I expected to retire at the age of 60 not 66

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    • Omg the government cannot afford to pay waspi women what the are owed but can afford to give illegal immigrants £3000 each to move to Uganda, where is the loyalty to their own people, it’s outrageous

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      • Well said Maureen and I would also like to know where the millions and millions that the PM has paid to France to stop the boats coming over has gone too when they keep arriving and nothing is being done.
        Disgusting!

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      • You’re so right. But have you read the news on your phone today how much it’s all going to cost per person. Absolutely disgusting. We offered less than an asylum seeker who’s never contributed anything. It’s about time this country valued its own citizens.

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      • You are so right Maureen people that were born and bred in Britain have no rights whatsoever we are treated as second class citizens even though a lot of us have been working since we were 15.

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    • Ive only recently retired after working in a sewing factory from age 15 to 66, and I’ve had a letter telling me I owe tax. Tax was taken from my wages back then, but I didn’t expect it to be taken from my State Pension.

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  1. Funny how you can fork out for illegal immigrants and boat people but can’t look after your own uk citizens that have worked all their lives and paid taxes to keep this country going.we have to fight to get what we are entitled to

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    • How correct you are Maureen
      Seems if so British citizens who have paid taxes probably from the age of 15 are left behind, we will never get rid of immigrants coming over making a very large dent in our resources
      Where did all the money go from exiting Brexit and promised to put back into NHS and compensating women for working another 5-6 years
      I hope Waspis get what they deserve

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      • I totally agree, we’ve paid so much in. Lots of have dyed or dying now, that’s the key the longer they draw this out the less of us will be left. Equality has never been there. I did a job a 18 the same as a man, he got paid a third more than me. But we did think well we retire at 60. Well we didn’t, we have been robbed.

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      • Money paid to refugees is a drop in the ocean compared to what this shower have pocketed for themselves and their friends. As for brexit anyone daft enough to believe that was ever going to work needs their heads looking at

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    • Exactly right we have contributed to this country fir 50 to 60 years but the immigrates come first I’m not a racalist by any means but it’s time we came first for a change

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      • It’s always the same with these politicians look after the rest of the world forget us born and bred here well Rishi let us have some of your billions if the DWP can’t afford to pay us you will definitely get votes and that is all you care about god help you when you try to claim your pension

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      • I worked from 1973-1978,in London, paid my tax, in 1978 I joined the British Army till 2000. Only to be told from 1978 to 2004 having worked 40 years I only get £129 a week they can not find my record from 1973 till 1978. Does not me proude to British of course immigrants are more important then me

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      • A fight we must not give up in honour of those who died and were cheated out of their hard earned wages by this deceitful government who are guilty of misuse of our contributions.

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    • they nether look after there own its all about other countrys ..and people..nether there own people were as great britain gone

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      • Because they see us as a soft touch we are a small island and we are full.hiw come they come straight here bypassing safe places.

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      • I have had to fight for everything because I am disabled . But these people come into our country and get on everything on plate .

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      • Because they’re an unnecessary drain on resources and a waste of money that should should be spent on just causes

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      • Exactly why are the poor imigrants always dragged into things. Leave them alone. Don’t you think Sunak and Braverman parents were imigrants.
        What you should consider is why does the Government want to stitch up the women who missed out on pensions at 60. This was Margaret Thatcher doing because the Conservatives do not care about the working class they never have and never will. However there are so many working class people who vote Conservative. What was the saying. Buy your Council House paint the front door and vote Conservative. It has nothing to do with imigrants. All to do with keeping the working class down.

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      • Sadly fran our government always put them first and British citizens are getting fed up with it, that’s why that topic comes into everything

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      • Because they are the reason this country is in such a state.
        They have bled the NHS. They are given accommodation and food. They are housed and given benefits. There are over 60,000 that the government cannot account for. They have not contributed to this country like pensioners have. The luxury hotels that they are put in are paid by the tax payers again.

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      • Because they cost the British taxpayers a lot of money. Yet they deny pensioners years of pension that they contributed to while working

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    • Yes, that is so true. Can’t look after their own indigenous people. This nations people from centuries back, and after two world wars, built this country with blood, sweat and tears and some their lives, to provide for the future generations, not someone that’s entered the country illegally. We need a government with a backbone who’s prepared to speak out and DO not just say.

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      • Hi Trish,
        The only chance the country has now to save itself is to vote Reform. Personally,sadly I fear it’s too late now to save the Country but we all still need hope. We have no hope with Conservative or Labour. Labour will certainly escalate the decline. I’m just hoping everyone can see it. Good luck and keep well. 😀

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      • Well said Trish I totally agree. I’m fed up of reading they are sending millions to other countries spending millions to house people coming here illegally. Then they offer us an insulting amount

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    • Well said Maureen, plus all the money that we are giving to the wars in other countries that have nothing to do with us.

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    • Am with u on that.bloody disgusting our people r homeless and sleep on the streets.spending thousands to help other county and canny help us

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    • Agree whole heartedly with your statement. Many women have been left on the bread line in their country after working most of their lives also supporting and maintaining their households. No help for them. No help for the working class woman. Goverment” We tell you what to do and because you are poor you cannot really object”
      This is again a 3 tier society.

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      • I don’t think it is necessarily the immigrants that are the problem; they must be so very desperate to make such an horrendous journey.
        Britain’s problem is the government, how can a man from a wealthy background married to a ridiculously wealthy woman even comprehen what it is like to have financil difficulties.
        I did in fact take the
        Opportunity in the extra working years to put 7% of my wages into a private pension, it is a meagre pension pot, but it would have at least paid my heating bills. I wish I hadn’t bothered, the government tax me on the money I saved for a decent living in my old age and have left me in a poverty trap, because of my private pension – which is just over £100 per month, I receive just £10.00 over the limit to allow me to apply for pension credit and all of the benefits that would bring.
        Shame on you Rishi.

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        • I get 2.85 over the limit so cant claim pension credit and paid into a private pension for my old age it is not acceptable I desperately need dentist and options but can not afford it

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    • Well said…. We’ve served our purpose in their eyes. We are no longer any use. They have robbed us of £45000 and want to repay us with £1000 what a joke.

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      • If you re read it Janet, they still haven’t even actually agreed to pay a meagre £1,000, let alone what’s truly owed.
        Our government is nothing but an absolute joke. Now what is Mr. Sunak proposing???
        To hit the most vulnerable in society – disabled.
        They should be ashamed of themselves, but are unable to because have no morals.
        What an absolute disgrace. We all need to take a stand & not accept anything less than the proposed £10,000 as well as the less able in society need support to get them all to No: 10 & protest sat in wheelchairs etc….demanding to be taken care of & stop the threats of being penalised for through no fault of their own being registered disabled. He’s now clashing the PIP as if it’s some sort of Unemployment Benefit & plans to get those with Anxiety & Depression Disorders back out into the workforce. What planet is he actually on!? How dare he disrespect the most vulnerable & genuinely sick like this! Where are all the decent & quality M.P’s gone these day’s. BoJo was just a complete laughing stock. Liz Truss got in a mess & wasn’t up for the job. Just look at who the US has too these day’s. The correct one has Alzheimer’s & the hopeful is so damn Narcissistic & corrupt up to his neck. None of them can be taken seriously. It’s farcical & pathetic if they’re the best we all have!
        Haaa…sorry all, but had to get all that off my chest. The UK has gone to the dogs & lost the Great in Britain many years ago!!
        So sad 😪

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        • Sorry but there is a lot of people abusing the pip payment also there are genuine people that do deserve it but money is getting paid to people that are lying about there health and it’s costing the tax payers and the country billions and people like us pensioners that have worked for 55 years are losing out while the fraudsters are getting paid so certain people need to be investigated

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    • My opinion is the same, im not just talking about Waspi compensation, when it comes to looking after the people of the UK we are not looked after. The government now are getting tax from pensioners, using our taxes to take care of the rest of the world, millions upon millions of pounds leaving these shores while I look at the homeless on our streets, the government hand out a few extra pounds to people then broadcast how wonderful they are how much they have helped families here, but they need to swap places for a month to really feel what a struggle for many it is.

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      • Is it any wonder the government do not care about the indigenous people In the UK. Our own country seems to be governed by people who are not “historically ” indigenous. It’s an absolute disgrace what is happening to us, the NHS and many other areas.Our NHS used to be envied by other nations. It worked UNTIL this beautiful island became too full for it to work. Very often I am the only English speaking person in hospital waiting rooms. I thought those seeking asylum had to remain in the first “safe” country they came to. That doesn’t happen. They choose to and are allowed to, come here for an easy ride. Benefits at one time were reliant upon how much N.I contributions had been made by a person. Whatever happened to that rule? I feel sorry for those people misplaced from their home countries but here in the UK we cannot be responsible for everything that happens in this world..enough now!

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    • I totally agree. In real terms they owe us at least 40K. We have been robbed. They can find billions to go to various overseas things yet forget about all of us who have worked all our lives.

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    • Yes I totally agree. Having been divorced for thirty years I have struggled on one salary without any government handouts or other support. Yes we have been too busy making sure the rest of the world is ok while we struggle. This is a case of sex discrimination as well as age discrimination because it is expected that women if our age are kept . Not sure how that works when we have worked over thirty years of our lives paying into the governments purse.

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    • Totally strongly AGREE Maureen I’ve worked for 50 years full time never had a break even for maternity leave .im in poor health and struggling with money but still have to keep working till im 72 as I’m single and my mortgage doesn’t finish till then had had my pension at 60 I could had it paid off its totally wrong the money that has been spent on these illegal immigrants could be used to compensate us.This government is useless but quite a number of politicians are corrupt anyway its shameful the way we have treated it makes me so angry.

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    • Agreed. And what are all these strong young men going to be doing when they get here? Scary. Let’s start having respect for women who worked hard in offices, or wherever, over the years and were worth their weight in gold.

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    • How right you are!! I bet we get nothing as they’ll try and worm their way out of it so we better not hold our breath😡

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    • Agree wholeheartedly with you and many other responses – UK needs to get tougher- no more illegal immigrants or asylum seekers – stop sending billions to Ukraine to support war that has nothing to do with us – look after British people who have worked and paid taxes all their lives-never claimed benefits – my husband worked till he turned 70 and me 68 – we are not given handouts like illegal immigrants and asylum seekers – a Government with tough policies is needed and a Leader who is NoT a millionaire – our current PM’s wife does not have to worry about a pension as she is so rich but no doubt will get one and all benefits that the working public doesn’t. The Great needs to get back in Great Britain and our current leaders are all spineless do-gooders for everyone else except British people.

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    • Well said Maureen,it’s a disgrace that all these illegal immigrants get more consideration than the people who have been born and worked in this country all their lives get totally forgotten about.

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    • Good for you. I have worked for 48 years, paid in and hardly had any time off sick. It’s about time the right people were looked after in this country. Just fed up with all the handouts and those who have worked hard all their life aren’t looked after. Fingers crossed we will be at last.

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    • Well said, I feel the same. Also cost of living payments paid out to people capable of working but choose to sit on their back sides,
      while we’re out working. ( I know such people).

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    • This immigrant invasion into our country has happened because our government are rubbish, I’m very sad to say. I’m hoping that I will not be here to see the immigrants actually take over our country. Which if this situation carries on could really happen. I’ve never had children, my choice, worked solidly and damn hard for almost 50yrs in self employment mainly. I’m a WASPI woman and now it seems THE GOVERNMENT are going to decide how much compensation we will receive, absolutely no where near what we have lost of course. It’s pathetic and makes my blood boil quite honestly.

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    • Exactly! £8 million everyday to keep illegal immigrants in hotels, who have already broken the law by being here illegally. They should look after there own first and pay us what is rightfully ours.

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      • The thing is, the government haven’t got any money. It is OUR money, the taxpayers that they hand out willy billy to all and sundry without a thought of our own. No wonder we are the laughing stick of the world. That illegal who’s been given £3000 to go to Rwanda, is getting more than we will.

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    • Don’t forget pension isn’t a bennifit. It’s a bank account you me and all of us put aside in trust will all governments. Absolutely disgusting.

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    • You are absolutely right Maureen. The countries priorities are shocking. People who have worked and paid taxes in this country have less of a priority than illegally immigrants landing on the beaches. Government MP’s are also well catered for and can go about their lives quite content.

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    • It’s sad the way women have had to be treated so unfairly in society. It seems we are still living. The dark ages. I hope the concerned will stand thier ground regardless of all the shenanigans going on. When the time comes I hope the government will not pay pittance as that will be insulting to be honest.

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    • You are quite right we are forgotten.
      We work and paid all our dues and still we get no we’re. Working from 15 years old and did not receive a penny extra after 45 year it stinks .

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    • Think we should all go to Argos, buy a rubber dingy, then we would get all accommodation paid for, free food and at least 300.00 a week! Rant over.

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  2. So this means that all i have gone through is worth less than £4 week
    Dont get me wrong when i was between the age of 60 & 66 that 4£ a week would have meant a great deal to me and a lot of other waspi women would have needed the money during their 6os

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  3. I have lost nearly 5 years of state pension and had to carry on working with issues of diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol some days I got no energy I have paid into pension full like a lot of other women why are people saying its coming from tax payers money when I have always worked and paid contributions for my retirement I did not receive a letter off Dwp to say about it was going up to 66 years old I was told about it off a friend Dwp have saved millions of our money so we are entitled to some of it back

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    • I lost about 40k in pension payments with having to wait 6 years. I have several health issues but ended up having to work and extra 7 years. That’s an extra 7 years of paying national insurance and income tax. During this time my husband got cancer and I had to carry on working while caring for him while he was dying. £1,000 is an absolute insult!!!

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    • I’ve had the same awful experience as you, working flat out while still trying to help look after my dying husband because I promised to nurse him in his own home. Some days I was too exhausted to eat. I’m so angry that we’re having to still wait for some firm commitment on when we will see some money!

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  4. I was born in the 50s and was so disappointed when the retirement age had changed like so many of us was inadequately informed of any changes and communications. We have been unfairly treated in this respect and hope that some compensation will be forthcoming to everyone that has been affected.

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  5. It’s terrible what this government are doing hi was waiting for my pension and had ring them about it they said sorry won’t be getting it this year but next year couldn’t believe it

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  6. I am a carer for Denise Bedson who didn’t receive
    any letter to inform her of any state pension changes. Denise was born 27/11/1959
    I will submit the details required for her,
    Thanks

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    • I was also born in ’59 and never received a letter, it was all here say. They have had an extra 6 years of NI contributions from us. Do they seriously think we don’t know they are delaying a decision so more of us will die waiting???
      Sunak is a joke and a very wealthy one at that.

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    • This is a discussion forum. You need to tell the DWP that you will fill out forms for someone else. You can only do this IF they decide to pay anything at all!!!! Nothing has been decided yet, no amount or date or agreement to pay any compensation. No person on here can pass anything on.

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  7. Do I need to contact anyone to make sure I get paid I was born 10th June 1956 and had to wait till I was 66 before I got my pension . During my working years I had to continue working even when I had my children also after going through breadt cancer having chemotherapy/radiotherapy and 5 years of medication all which takes its toll on your physical and emotional being.

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  8. Will the DWP automatically contact those eligible or do we, the victims, have to fill in impossible lengthy forms and wait years for the compensation? Asking for a few hundred friends!

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    • I was born 1956 and DID not get any letter my partner died age 50 cancer I worked since I was fourteen. no internet or mobile in those days when working low wages, and had a lot of health conditions, surely no forms.sure everyone has had enough. Just had my leg off with my one of my immune disease. Think they might put it off again, then it will be summer holiday time for MPs I cannot remember when I had a holiday.How does it work who gets £1’000 or£2’900.

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      • Same as you Leslie Goddard I worked all my life and paid full insurance this country is on its knees which is disgusting because all they talk about is Rwanda my brother has been in transport for years he has had loads of immigrants over the years the French just let them off then they are back again I wonder where is their wives the men all look well fed and fit they could make their own army over here cos this country is basically fucked sorry for swearing we have paid into the system for years I was born in 1956 x

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    • Cos it’s true 👍 fran . Iv put a lot of money 💰 into this country. Worked since I was 14 years old. Governments owe me £54.000 they’ve stolen my 💰 I’m going to get into my prayer closet and loosen my money from the grips of the enemy

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    • Yes you are eligible. All women born April 1950 to April 1960 are eligible. This is a discussion forum. The top of this page will give more information. However…nothing has been settled yet. The government has not decided when or if we would get anything.

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  9. The amount of compensation is insulting considering the financial losses suffered by this group of women, of which I am one. As well as the way it has affected people’s health and futures.

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  10. How disgusting can the DWP and the so called politicians of this island be?. These ladies who have worked and paid into the system all or most of the best years of their lives are being made to suffer the loss of an income which was promised them, by the state, so that the same monies can be awarded to the illegal immigrants and the so called boat people who are landing on our shores daily. And that is undeniable, shame on you all .

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    • I quite agree. Women are and always have been the backbone of this country. We’ve all paid into the system for all our working lives and should be treated with the respect we deserve. As you say ‘shame on you’….as the Government don’t care and hope we’ll just give up and go away…..compensation ???? The amounts quoted are a disgrace.

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    • Absolutely bottomless pit for illegal people no expense spared for hotels whiles women who were paid less than men treated like second class citizens and as its a man’s world thats why its happening they forget we brought up these so called men and got low wages started work at 16 unlike todays generation disgrace time we protested at number 10

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    • Actually shame on you for blaming refugees. It’s sod all to do with them blame this government that many of you voted for who have made sure their friends have profited massively from . Brexit . Covid . And con you all into believing its all the fault of immigrants . Ffs

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  11. The Govt stole £60k from me and this is not acceptable … If I stole this amount from the Govt I would be in prison which is where Mel Stride and his Cronies should be

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    • You have got it spot on Valerie. This is theft on a grand scale. Also sexist as although I agree that men & women should retire at the same age they only lost one years pension as apposed to six for us ladies

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    • Hi Valerie,

      As usual women are treated as second class citizens. Mel Stride is a gutless wimp. Men would not stand for this, and it is men making all the major decisions. Also women once they retired, would have simply done all the caring and domestic crap. Men would have abdicated any responsibility, as usual. Regards, Mo

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  12. Even £10.000 would be a loss in real terms as to the losses we have had to endure with the lack of notice from DWP and their failure to run the Dept properly.

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    • Yes i agree i didnt get a letter i seen it on my phone about 6 months before i didnt know it was going up when they anounced it many years ago i didnt have a phone then or internet i am a widow my husband passed away in 2012 i was waiting to get my pension and was quite shocked i would have to wait another six years discraceful

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    • Is it any wonder the government do not care about the indigenous people In the UK. Our own country seems to be governed by people who are not “historically ” indigenous. It’s an absolute disgrace what is happening to us, the NHS and many other areas.Our NHS used to be envied by other nations. It worked UNTIL this beautiful island became too full for it to work. Very often I am the only English speaking person in hospital waiting rooms. I thought those seeking asylum had to remain in the first “safe” country they came to. That doesn’t happen. They choose to and are allowed to, come here for an easy ride. Benefits at one time were reliant upon how much N.I contributions had been made by a person. Whatever happened to that rule? I feel sorry for those people misplaced from their home countries but here in the UK we cannot be responsible for everything that happens in this world..enough now!

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  13. Would Mel stride be happy if he should have gotten a pay rise of £45000 ( estimated pension loss) then only receive £1000. That’s the equivalent of what some of these woman have lost out on !
    Even paying them each £10,000 the government has saved billions !!!!

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    • This government doesn’t care about pensioners or infact anyone else in this country.
      They are all greedy ignorant, arrogant animals , post office scandal , waspi women scandal to mention two . I’m sure there are lots more to come , infact there are pensioners out there getting £5000 payouts as I write this for missed pension payments.
      We will never win if we don’t make a stand and stop these ppl acting on our behalf , we are pay their wages to lie and cheat to us . Its time to get them out and stand for what we want , and are due.

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  14. £1,000 is an insult it’s one months pension we have missed out on 72 months pension,, I myself have worked with autoimmune disease and made myself poorly trying to carry on,, it’s just not good enough

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    • I’m nearly 69 in June and pension we’re getting is not Enough I’m still working 2 hours a day 5 days a week and now the government says Once u reach the Threshold I will be paying Tax So now I’m gonna have to give job up and still struggle but it’s ok the government to spend millions or even billions for the Rwanda to stop the boats

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  15. My wife and I only had three months notice. We ended up having to leave our home of 30years!!! Because we basically based both of our pensions on retirement!!!!

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  16. All my working life my retirement was 60 born June 1960 I’m 64 now no pension absolute robbery will never ever vote for any political party as long as I live paid nearly 40 years of contributions ! we’re have they gone !Absolutely mad !!!

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  17. Disgusting again the DWP drag there knuckles along the ground to waste time hoping more OAP waspi women die before they agree a fair compensation if it was MP s that were due compensation it would be dealt with immediately . GIVE. THESE LADIES WHAT THEY DESERVE NOW.

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    • Well said, that’s EXACTLY what the government are hoping for, we all pop off before they have to pay our pensions, equality???? Then why did men only have to wait 1year and women like me 6!!!! There’s a general election coming before the Tories have their “break”, opportunities here to vote them out!!!

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  18. This is shoddy of the DWP. WASPI women should be paid a higher rate and sooner rather than later, after all it is their money!

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  19. IF WE GOT OUR PENSION AT THE AGE OF 60 MOST OF US MAY HAVE RETIRED GIVING WAY TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO NEEDED JOBS, WE HAVE ROUGHLY BEEN BEREATHED OF
    £54,000. ALSO THE NATIONAL INSURANCE WE HAD TO PAY DURING THOSE EXTRA YEARS WE HAD TO WORK. WOMEN HAVE ALWAYS BEEN LEFT OUT, FOR EXAMPLE MANY OF US HAD UNEQUAL PAY TO MEN DOING THE SAME JOBS. I WORKED THREE YEARS IN THE WOMENS ROYAL AIR FORCE I DIDNT RECEIVE A PENSION ALSO ON UNEQUAL PAY TO THE MEN DOING THE SAME JOB.

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  20. It would help me enormously 2 receive a compensation payout as I now have to retire at 66 instead of 65 as like everyone else the cost of living along with everything else has gone up dramatically.

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    • I am 65 I never got no letter to tell me I could not reteir at 60 it’s a digrace my pision was just stold from me why do I have to bag to get my Money back that was stold from me under my nose I would of been in jail if the shoe was on the other foot

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  21. I would greatly appreciate a compensation payment as I struggle to pay my bills,and live day 2 day.I have always worked and brought up a physically and mentally disabled daughter who passed away 6yrs ago.Since then I have been divorced and on my own.

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  22. £1,000 for having to work on another 6 years, after not receiving any letter from the DWP and not actually finding out until I was 58 from work Colleagues that I couldn’t retire at 60, and that It had infact risen by another 6 years! to find this out when I thought I had only 2 years left till I retired, that I had another 8 years, in a very physically demanding job, was a huge blow! I had to change any plans I had, and continue on working full time to survive. I’m now 65 and due to retire in October 24, and it can’t come soon enough. But I am in financial debt as my wages don’t cover all my bills, so a payout would be a Godsend before I retired..but a £1000 is an insult to all the Waspi women who have lost around 50k in pension payouts due to the change in age.

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  23. I’m sure if the (any Government) make sure payments are delayed enough with all excuses available most of us will have died living on our savings.

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    • The letters were a distraction,the national insurance,
      They say there is no money,
      yet tha Nat insurance kitty is supposed to
      be in surplus.
      So where is it ,\\\\\\

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    • Hi, I was born in 1958, I never got any information about state pension, I am really struggling with asthma and COPD, this is absolutely shocking to say the least, I will probably pass away before all this gets sorted, I am absolutely broken about all the women that have passed away, none of this is fair xx

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  24. My payment to update my very low pension because of fewer insurance payments was going to go forward from June 2023..and up til now I have no reply

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    • What I don’t understand is you have had to work 35 years to receive a full pension but immigrants who have never worked in this country can claim a state pension. How and why?

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  25. WASPI ladies are amazing I wish I had the money to join you I had no warning what so ever that my retirement had changed from 60 to 65 or 66 I wish you all the luck in the world thank you for all you are doing for us all xx

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    • I too Ann was never notified of the change in my retirement age….the first i knew was a few years ago when i saw the WASPI women on the news….i will be 66 may 2025

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    • Hi Ann, same here I never even got a letter to tell me of the change in state pension age, I just heard from other people . £1000 are they crazy, we are down around £50,000.
      Plus I am now too decrepid to go and earn extra cash to top up my pension and really struggling. Maureen

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    • You do not need to “join” or send money but you can sign the petitions, lobby your MPs and keep yourself updated on this topic. Log in to the DWP and WASPI web pages.

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  26. I was born in 1954, I did not receive any letter or notification regarding pension changes, I wasn’t aware until I went on the website to see when I was eligable for my pension.

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    • That was how I found out about the change in my retirement age.
      Im now 72 and not expecting anything to be resolved innour favour.

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  27. Do over women get payments who didn’t no about the change of the state pension age going up to 66 or do you have to be a WASPI

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    • To call the state pension a “benefit” is political lies. Everyone paid their dues into a contract which was called a STATE PENSION. You were assured a pension on reaching 60yrs of age. Now the goalposts were moved….under the false concept of ” sexual equality”….it was ripe for argument between men and women and equal rights….typical government tactics.
      WASPI…you have been spat on by this government. Fight these rogues.

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    • Any woman born 1950’s to 1960 qualify for compensation….but don’t hold your breath! The money won’t arrive. This insulting amount of £1000 approx is just to keep the WASPI women angry enough to delay any payment whilst another 5 or more years go by..thus ensuring many more women die and the compensation bill is reduced.

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  28. I was badly affected by this late change. Living on a £75 weekly wage; employers stating that i was too old for a better, full-time job; having my hours reduced; and this had an adverse effect on me, in so many ways.

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  29. I had to wait for my pension later than I was expecting which meant I had to rely on my husband financially who is also on pension.

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  30. Even although I’m not registered as a WASPI…Will I still get the compensation when it is sorted I was born 1958

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    • I’ve just seen another reply saying all women born between those dates , will receive it automatically and you do not have to be a member of WASPI. I myself thought you had to be a member and so u joined for a fee of £15.

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      • I don’t know if any compensation would be automatic but if you were born Apr 1950 to Apr 1960 you would be entitled to whatever is offered that’s IF anything is offered. Nether the DWP or the government have made any kpolisn

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  31. The government can spend millions on illegal immigrants, but not on its own people. Also, when the firemen were fighting alongside judges about an increase in retirement age they won their case, but very little was published about their victory, I wonder why?

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    • I totally agree with you and not only that, people are relying on food banks when politicians get £50 per day for breakfast! No government EVER in this country has EVER cared about the people, and they NEVER will!! Shame on them…

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    • Hi Freda, I’m minded of those poor souls fighting the post office. Some have died, all are still fighting, most still waiting. I feel we too will be either dead too exhausted to fight anymore!!! 😴

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  32. Paltry amounts considering people who had to wait till 66 missed out on £50k… And then if you take into effect what you’d have done with your pension in these years.. it’s pitiful!

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  33. Most of us will be dead before any compensation will be paid to us I was on life support tĥree years ago it’s a disgrace them not having a date for payout or amount

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  34. When this Government came into power I lost funding for my job, and lost my job when I was 60, between 60 and 66 I had to use a private pension I had to live on during those six years which used it up. I lost £45,000, and I am being compensated between £1,000 and £2,950 its appalling.

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    • Absolutely, they owe us more than £10,000. By the time I retired at 66 I had paid 50 years of NI contributions. Given the fact that you only need 35 years NI contributions to qualify for full State Pension; I should have been given the option to retire at 60 and not have been pushed to 66

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    • I Agree. Because I wasn’t born until December 60 I don’t qualify. But I hope everyone that does, gets every penny they deserve. At once, not in years. Disgrace!

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  35. I think £1,000 – £3,000 is not enough a payout I and millions more have had to go without a pension for 6 years how does this payout compensate for 6 years living without it’s disgusting ..

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    • 100% agree.Started work at 15, born 1955, and told I payed NI to receive any sick pay, and a state pension at 60,didn’t even imagine the goal posts would be moved by 6 years (Unbelievable) to 66.By a government who can always find money to subsidise all and sundry coming into Uk, and taking everything that is up for grabs.

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  36. This is unfair as my wife born in 1955. She has lost nearly £50,000 in state pension, due to the government changing womans pension age from 60 to 66, in her case, born in 1955. She had to wait a further 6 years before her pension was due, giving her no time to plan for this change in woman’s state pensions. She should be compensated her full amount of uoto £50,000.

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    • 100% agree.Likewise born in 1955, and had to wait until 66 birthday to receive pension,6 years later than told starting work and paying NI at 15 years old!!! .

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  37. Women are still second class citizens.
    This situation regarding compensation could be resolved now. I had no notification about my pension age going
    up. It is men again dictating on women’s
    issues.

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    • If the government can make sure we get a census form and chase us to high heaven how is it after paying 40yrs ni dwp cannot inform of such a huge change seems they have money for what suits them more women need to get in power and get out all these arrogant rich men with no concept of how normal people live try watching making out funny but a true representation of women and how we were treated back then . No change just men doing what they do lording over what’s right for women

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    • This insulting offer is a tactical move…it guarantees that WASPI and the government will still be at loggerheads seeking justice 10 more years from now and a dwindling force of women as they die..it suits the treasurer.

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  38. Disgusting DWP offering a pitiful amount considering millions they STOLE off waspi woman ,laughable the ones who introduced the age rise they themselves some off them retired at 55 with big pay out .This country is corrupt to the core it should also get implemented that those woman who die their next of kin should receive all monies ,because let’s face it will we actual goes through to pay out .

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  39. By the time they will make up there minds to make payments it will be same as the post office scandal.
    To little to late.
    Hopefully people will be dececed by the time they have to pay out to save money.

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    • It is a disgrace, I was born in December 1953 having worked and paid Nat Ins since I was 16 and had to buy physical stamps to stick in a little book. The started work full time at 18 and received unequal pay to the men I worked with. I worked part time then either two children and continued to pay my tax and Nat Ins. In all I’ve paid in for 50 years, no notice for either change in the retirement age. Struggled to carry on work with Breast Cancer and finally retired with only my state Pension as income in March 2018 aged 66 and 4 months. The Govt owe me over £50k. They have stolen our money , £1000 is an absolute insult. All through History women have been treated with total disregard and still are today. It is Def STILL a man’s world

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      • Absolutely. I think we should not accept what is currently being offered and fight on for at least £10,000 each minimum. Surely there must be something else that we all could do to press whoever is in government to revise what is currently being offered, ie £1000 – £2,950? We are letting them get away with it!!!

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  40. When the DWP has come to perdict the WASPI payout It would be nice to receive comformation on this. Dye to the fact women around that age has suffered hard ship and this should of had the attention seen to then. Keep me up to date.

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  41. It’s got to be a joke giving the waspi women £1000 . The government should be giving us the money they are due us , the amount they have stolen from us 6years of our pension . We payed into our pension all the women that worked from the age of 15yrs old !

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    • hi Ruth ,totally agree with your txt!!!
      I’m 70 now.. and l8ke others have used up practically all my savings,to survive the last 10 years since I learned on applying for my state pension in Sept 2013 that my pension was now due on 6th march 2019!!!!…. five and quarter years
      in future!!!!… I had been v ill too back in 2012 ,with brain aneurysm
      so was desperate to retire and have a stress free life!!!!
      didn’t happen!!!… so had to use savings….. yes,agree its an insult to be offered 1000 + …if we’re lucky!!!
      ….and ,yes,what has happened to all money owed to us all… especially all those now passed over!!!!…… shocking!!!…. Carolyn

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  42. We should be compensated as the timing wasn’t given time to make other arrangements now we’ve had to work another 6 years

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  43. We need our full amount of compensation as we earned it and we were not informed about state pension age changing I lost out twice like a lot of other ladies did.

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  44. I have worked since l was 15 and been a nurse 40 years and paid my stamps etc , this is a disgrace and insult to us women who have worked hard all their life, and saving life .

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  45. WELL DONE ladies Ifor standing up for the little people, i was unaware we could do anything about the age increase, & just had to except it.

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  46. The compensation for these women needs now to reach a speedy conclusion, for many of the people affected it is now to late,they are dead!! It is simply disgusting that the Government refuses to tackle this misjustice with any haste, it looks to be now a case of the government
    applying delaying tactics while they wait for hundreds more to die.

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    • Well I am now 70, expecting my pension at 60 and actually recd it at 66 1/2. Lots of cutbacks, having to sell our house and finally living in a caravan. Well done you one eyed guys who know Nothing!??

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  47. A well fought cause for all of us born in the 50s….who were not informed about the retirement consequences involved

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    • NOBODY KNOWS IF OR WHEN!!!! YOU NEED TO READ UP ON THINGS. TRY READING THE TOP OF THE PAGE. THE WASPI CAMPAGN IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET!!!! IT HAS BEEN FOR MONTHS. PLEASE DO SOME READING.

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  48. This is sex discrimination on a grand scale. Totaly agree that men & women should retire at the same age but for men to just lose I years pension & women 6 years in one fail swoop is totaly unfair

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  49. I am a WASPI woman aged 65. My husband passed away last February. I resigned from my full time role in a school in September or 2018 and left my role in December of that year. I expected to receive my pension in January 2019. Nothing happened…no letter or any other communication. I still work as an exam invigilator, but obviously had to stop for a while while caring for my husband. Also, stating the obvious…my husband’s pension then did not exist.
    I will continue to work as I strongly believe it is good for my brain. I will carry on working until I can no longer do so. I will also continue to sign all and any correspondence that May help the WASPI cause. I am just sorry that I can not do more. Let’s hope I get my pension next January!!!

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    • I don’t know what to say any more. There is no compensation at this time and therefore no form or contact with the DWP!
      There is information at the top of this page and all over the internet. The government is still deciding if they are going to give us something/anything or not.
      You need to do some reading and fact finding. This forum, I believe if for people to swap their views but very few seem to be aware of the facts as they stand at this time…NO COMPENSATION AGREEMENT…NO FORM. And yes I am a WASPI woman! AND STILL FIGHTING.

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  50. Hi I’m 65 and will be 66 next Jan 2025. I am having to go through the humiliation of finding a job after being laid off, I have been applying since November 23 with no luck.
    I have had to live on £726 a month this is meant to cover my rent £500 (the Housing benefit part of the £726 is £399) ?? and my utilities and food etc, the math doesn’t work. I’m now in debt on my credit card.
    I have made 40 years of NI contributions what is happening why is the onus on the elderly to make up the lack of investment in the future work force ( the young).
    I’ve also applied for council housing and been told I’m unlikely to get a place? I despair.

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    • Hi. I am the same age as you 66 in January 2025. Have you tried emailing you local secondary schools. It is exam season and lots of schools need exam invigilators the job can sometimes come with other offers after you have been there a while.
      This is what I do, it pays and it gets me out of the house. Usually what will happen is the school will send you the exam schedule and you tick off what you want to do. You get an hourly rate.
      It may not be as much as you need or want but it is somthing at least and start.

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    • Please read the information. The site is not DWP or Government run. You will not get through to either on this site. This is just a forum to exchange views.

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  51. It’s a disgrace!! I was NEVER advised by any means that my pension was rising, I left a full time job thinking I was getting my pension.. Every woman should be compensated with the pension they should have received for the lost 6 years!!!!!

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    • Its pointless asking when are we going to be paid compensation. Because in the end they don’t care. I have suffered multiple Strokes and and have tried to make end’s meet,
      Most of the time I struggle. Now I struggle with understanding where’s my money I put in. And I strongly adject to it called a benefit. Its what we paid in for.
      Its not good what they are making go threw

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  52. I was born in the middle of the 50s, and when the time had come, I was looking forward to retiring at the age of 65, then the goal post had moved to 66. I then had to continue to work on. I cannot remember ever having received any confirmation of any change to the retirement age. During this time,I had to look after a sick husband who had terminal cancer and died I had to give up a lot of things during this time, my house which was privately rented, and to make ends meet, I had to continue to work more hours, I then had to retire because of my health. I am sure and as many other women was in the same boat and struggled financially during these hard times. A quick and speedy acceptable settlement would be appreciated by all concerned. At least this would put this to bed as soon as is possible.

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  53. I am a waspi born 19/03/1954 and did not get my first state pension payment untill I was 66 1/2, and then not the full amount. Having made plans to retire at 60, my husband was self employed and worked 18 hour days. We financed our 2 children thru college and uni,only to have our plans scuppered. We finally retired and now live in a caravan,on our own plot. We were unable to buy another house as we had used a lot of equity paying everything off.

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  54. It’s so sad and cruel to keep us waiting I just want to get on with the little bit of life I have left with my family not having to worry if I can afford ice cream for my grandchildren

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  55. I lost £35,000 and the compensation being offered if we ever get it is a joke We can give billions to other countries , asylum seekers etc… but people that worked all there life in this country and were scapegoats for the pension age revision are sent down the river by the government Surely charity begins at home

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  56. We should get the full amount after all they didn’t inform us so it d w p fault not ares the must of made trillions out of pensioners we should get 45thousand not a pitence we had to work 6extra years cowboys this gov even dick Turpin wore a mask

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    • It was Boris that stole it and he didn’t wear a mask
      Karma swooped in and gave him a bad dose of medicine called covid.

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    • At this present time there is no compensation. There is no form and no way to contact the DWP and ask questions. Read the top of the page and log on to the DWP site. Read the news and newspapers, write letters and make phone calls to your local MPs. But the ladies on here can do nothing other than support and listen! We do not know IF the DWP will contact us because at this time there is no compensation!!!!!

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  57. Why are they delaying the compensation is it because the DWP are hoping that a lot of pensioners that were eligible are no longer with us so therefore don’t need to be paid

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  58. The financial implications of the compensation will be a lot less of a burden than the amount of state pension I should have received during the 6 years between age 60 and when I retired at 66.

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  59. Moving on from my last comment. All and I do mean all WASPI women deserve compensation! I do not believe that £10000 is viable for all concerned! I do believe that we all deserve an apology and recompense of £3000 to £10000, this would be lovely but where would this come from? We deserve recompense and a strong apology coupled with a decent amount. An amount that would help us now and I do mean now before any more of us die!!!! Rich people are not us! The houses of parliament does not have bags of cash in the attic but these people don’t think about bills and shopping and granchildren’s birthday presents do they? We need help and recognition now! We are human and this charade is not our fault. We are human beings with families. Trying to cope on near nothing.

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  60. I never received any notification/correspondence from the Government about an increase in my pension age- I was born in 1956.

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  61. Compensation needs to be addressed swiftly because many of those ladies are in absolute poverty. Ladies remember the election is coming up soon.

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    • Sandra,I get the new pension rate, I think its an utter disgrace to have two differentl level of payments, a pensioner is a pensioner, we should all get the same if we have the qualifying years and the NIC paid. Who ever thought up this system needs their so called educated brain looked at.

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  62. The changing of the state pension age had a significant impact on my financial situation due to the short timescale if the information.

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    • That’s not only the thing they have taken from us my husband died four years ago and found out anyone who dies after 2016 you know longer can claim widows pension you get a pay out of £2000 then that’s it

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  63. Just been listening to the news, I was born in 1958, I’ve had to on because of this mess. So I’ve missed out 3 times to stop working!
    The government are dragging their feet on this, they need to be made accountable, woman have died already even before collecting their pension.
    This is shocking and more women need to stand up to these governments bullies I for one is willing to fight for what is rightfully our, we have worked for our pension it’s not a handout out, we have paid it through our wage and tax the we pay, it’s not governments money, the have used it, spent it and now won’t give it back.

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    • To call the state pension a “benefit” is political lies. Everyone paid their dues into a contract which was called a STATE PENSION. You were assured a pension on reaching 60yrs of age. Now the goalposts were moved….under the false concept of ” sexual equality”….it was ripe for argument between men and women and equal rights….typical government tactics.
      WASPI…you have been spat on by this government. Fight these rogues.

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  64. There is no justice for people my age. Just miss out on everything by a few months stuck on the old pension far less than the new one but with the same bills to pay how can that be fair.

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    • There is no claim form because there is nothing to claim. No compensation has been agreed. All up to date information is on the internet. You need to do some research FOR YOURSELF!

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  65. I was born 4th Jan 1960 would be nice to get some recompence for having to work to 66 yrs of age and have worked from the age of 17 even when having children to look after

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  66. All waspi women affected should be paid maximum compensation of 10000 pounds , be an absolute insult if any less an amount was offered

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  67. Considering the amount of pension lost over 6 years the paltry compensation being considered is a bloody insult. When you consider what asylum seekers are getting whilst they are waiting to be vetted. Unlike us girls have paid NOTHING into the system

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  68. I’m a wasps lady and I last my husband to COVID in 2021 . which means I had no income until 2023 it’s been a great strain on my health.i hope we get some money back

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  69. The government saved billions on not paying our pensions. Like everything else, they receive but don’t like giving out. Get a move on.

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  70. How come the pay out is so small as I got my pension when I was 66, which in my calculations would be around £36,000 and not between £1,000 – £2,950 for back dated money as has been stated for compensation.

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  71. We hope so.
    I was 66 and 7 months when I got my state pension, with no written letter saying that my pension was going to be deferred until then.
    I was six months away from getting my state pension at the age of 60.
    I have struggled ever since

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  72. Thank You for this update.Its so helpful.
    Ive followed and supported tha Waspi Campain throughout and admire their determination and for being brilliant Advocates for myself and the thousands of women affected by this injustice.
    I was given 2yrs notice of the changes and had to continue working through ill health abd not having a partner to supplement my income.
    Im 68 now and feel missed so much in that time.I had to literally drag myelf through those extra years and now I am worn out and dint look forward to the future at aĺl.Well done Waspi women and my heart goes out to all the women out there who deserve justice.

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  73. Keep an eye on official announcements from DWP and the WASPI campaign. Does this mean that you won’t be contacted?

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  74. Went will we get our money back it about time we got it back come one give us the money you owe us hope it in April 💯

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  75. It’s disgusting that the amount could be as little as one thousand pounds that doesn’t even pay for gas heating for a year

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  76. This is a debt. The Dwp need to pay this debt then we can talk about compensation .They seem to think they may do us a favour IF they can’t get out of it.
    They owe us the money.
    Why do they think it is ok for them to keep our pensions because IT IS NOT OK. IT’S OUR MONEY. I was born in 1955.I will be 69yrs this year.
    The DWP owe me back pay with interest. Do we need another Television programme to bring to light where this has all gone wrong.

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    • You have to have the 35 yrs of ni to get full pension like any other you have to have paid the full qualifying years.
      We are large in numbers 3.8 million but it’s a lot of votes to lose, Sunak should remember that every 13 minites a waspi dies. 😔😢

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  77. Let’s play fair with the ladies who list thousands of pounds me included didn’t get a letter about the pension age rise one thousand pounds is an insult to the women 5/ 10 thousand doesn’t even cut it but didn’t expect anything less from the government who ever is in both rated with the same brush !!! But hey ho voting time is due this month twice lol karma has a habit of coming around so let’s wait and see eh

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  78. I got a letter within a day or 2 of my 59th birthday telling me I would now get my state pension when I was 63 years and 3 months !! It really stopped us doing lots of things we had planned

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  79. This is a very sad state of affairs especially for me as a lone parent who has worked full time since 1969 taking a break after child birth in 1981 for a few months. I divorced in 1983 had no maintenance nor did my husband support his daughter at all not even through her education.
    I had a 25% equity on a home ownership property and paid rent on the 75%.
    It was so hard and an enormous struggle for me.
    It was a huge disappointment when I heard that I wouldn’t receive my pension at the given time and had no other income to rely on so continued to work full time.
    I was tired had very little life to call my own, and when my mother had dementia she came and lived with me and my daughter and stayed with us until her passing.
    I know there are a lot of us but it would be appreciated if you could walk in our shoes and acknowledge our different situations this was out of our hands and we had to accept what it was. I had to continue to work.
    Thank you,
    Sincerely,

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  80. The government is always saying how much it would cost them to give waspi women compensation but what happened to the money that the government saved when they changed the age to 65 and then 66 for women to retire

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    • the money they took from us is keeping the migrants that come over are waters in dinghies , being put up in posh hotels food warmth an money is given they even get a mobile phone an no worries what has happend to us born an bread here we are treated like rubbish shame on this government!

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  81. Some of these women, are in their final years of life and many are in poor health and really struggling on their low pension, this needs to be taken into consideration and the payments issued quickly,sadly some women will have already died, l myself have had three different cancers and struggle with Ayer effects of long term cancer treatments, I am not overweight, I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t smoke, also divorced and brought to children by myself. Look forward to common sense and initiative being used to resolve this issue for women. Thank you for requesting comments and taking the time to consider them.

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  82. The time it’s taken is a joke . I at to sell my house over this and move to a flat and at the age of 70 I am still working

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  83. Still working part-time at 67 and received my pension at 66 (6 years after I always thought I was going to retire!). Worked since I was 16, contributed for 50 years and still paying tax. I wonder how much the DWP saved by not paying the WASPI ladies their rightful pensions for all those years. And, they don’t want to pay out a fraction of the amount the WASPI ladies have lost. They will still be in credit, even if they did pay the £10k suggested. That’d only be ~20% of the pension bill, so they’ll have saved 80%! Outrageous.

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  84. I was 62 half when I retired had to go into dwp had no idea eventually got a letter from them I’m not a member of waspi but have followed this all the way we should all be compensated it’s a massive failure on their part

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  85. Same old story left school at 15 went to work married later and brought up 3kids.born dec 53.life not been easy ended up on u credit as couldn’t work for health reasons.understand changing the age but they took our money lots of women have died so what have they done with it. We won’t be voting for him if he doesn’t pull his finger out.get it sorted please.

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  86. I thought that the state pension age for women at 60 was to compensate for the years that they couldn’t work, or only work part time while caring for children. Then in midlife, we’re caring for our elderly parents thus saving money again for the government by not having to pay care home costs for many elderly and ill people. These responsibilities do generally fall to women in reality. Men working until 65 seemed like a fair deal!
    My retirement goal posts have moved twice and I’m not in good health but can’t afford to stop working.

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  87. I was notified to late about my pension age going up to 66 I was born 1958. I’ve worked all my life served my country. If it wasn’t for my husbands pension we’d not be able to live . Plus we’ve had to go through him diagnosed with cancer paying all travel expensive and different things ourselves. Thankyou waspi women for all you have been doing. I just hope we get compensated sooner rather than later.life hard going.

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  88. worked full time all my life, my contract with the government was to get my state pension at 60, it’s now 66 robbing me of 6 years state pension paying tax and NI helping those who choose not to work or came to this country on a boat live a lot better lifestyle getting benefits handed to them on a plate, don’t begrudge people with health problems or disabilities genuine people getting help also pensioners on the old state pension. Its about time the government started looking after the people in this country who have worked all our lives both men and women , I’m still working full time but can no longer enjoy any of my hobbies due to health problems

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  89. Keep going ladies! Sign everything that comes your way to help the WASPI campaigne and stick together. We can’t all go on marches but we can sign everything and let all local authorities know exactly how we feel. I have told many people this week that I will not be voting…what am I voting for?
    I agree £1000 is not enough but…what is?
    I’m still working, I am a widow of just over a year, the government and other parties are waiting for us to die. Let’s show them how strong we are…We have come this far, all 50’s born women will get the compensation due to WASPI women but we need to support each other. Write letters to your local candidates…sign everything supporting the campaigne and each other. Just as a side…I didn’t receive any communication regarding pension age change and know nobody who did! What does that tell you?! Somebody is telling whoppers and it isn’t me.
    Keep in touch and stick together!!!

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  90. The Government owes the Waspi women thousands and thousands of pounds. The current DWP Minister, Mel Stride, needs to his calculations again and add a few noughts to the proposed compensation figures! Shame on the State for what the have done to the Waspi women.

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  91. It’s disgraceful the amount of compensation that is going to be payed. I was born in 1955 and at the age of 50 became really unwell, having worked as a palative care nurse for people that wanted to stay in their own homes till death. Before that, I worked for social services caring for people of all age groups with severe learning disabilities and my work was physically and mentally difficult most days. When I fell ill at 50 I got worse and eventually got diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and Fibromyalgia, so couldn’t work anymore, I had to fight for claiming disability living allowance & appeal, which all took a long time. Eventually I managed to get my work pension prematurely because of ill heath and waited patiently to claim my state pension at 60 & was told I didn’t have enough qualifying yrs. To get a full pension because of N.I. payed. Then after all this time stuggling and waiting till 60yr to retire, was then told it would be another 5yrs to wait. The government are saying £1,000 – £3,000 (thats if i ever get it before I die) having already suffered 2 strokes. It’s an absolute joke and a dam right insult to people. Not holding my breath if we ever get it. Bless all the waspi women who are fighting with their relentless campaigning 🙏🫶 you all deserve a medal.

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  92. I retired now but should of been able to in 2016 but could not because it changed I could not get a job once I reach 60 because did think I was capable to work to old they wanted younger people
    Thank you lady of WASPI

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  93. I retired now but should of been able to in 2016 but could not because it changed I could not get a job once I reach 60 because did think I was capable to work to old they wanted younger people
    Thank you ladies of WASPI

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  94. I was born February 51 I never received any notification that the pension age had changed, I’m 73 and still work part time .

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  95. I was born in 1957,I started work on my 15th birthday, I did not receive my state pension until I was 66,I am still working even tho I have rheumatoid arthritis, I am also a widow.the government should be ashamed stealing 6 years of my pension,what have they done with all our pension money.dissgracefull the way this country treats the elderly people, makes me feel ashamed instead of proud that I am English.

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  96. The DWP should pay up. If the mistake was the other way around we’d be hounded. And they always want their money yesterday , not today or tomorrow. The government keeps banging on about how much it will cost them, yet they can still afford to send aid money to china and India.

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  97. I have had to get a job at the age of 65 as have not got enough to cover bills.

    I’ve lost 2 stone in weight and really depressed with the whole situation.

    I should be enjoying life now and not going out to work at 7-30am.

    I’ve had no letter at all about retirement age changing

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  98. You have got it spot on Valerie. This is theft on a grand scale. Also sexist as although I agree that men & women should retire at the same age they only lost one years pension as apposed to six for us ladies

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  99. Firstly why are all 50s women now generically referred to as Waspi? Waspi as a group only represent a small proportion of the 3.8m women affected. CedawInLaw and other groups represent more and are demanding more. It makes sense to work together to get the best outcome.

    Secondly, 50s women have been earmarked and are suffering and being unfairly discriminated against because successive governments have for decades knowingly not paid their share of money into the state pension pot. Hence we are the ones who are bearing the full force of this.

    Thirdly, it’s not just the financial loss but also the physical, mental and psychological stress and trauma that this has caused, as I am now discovering at 65. This must in no way be underestimated.
    I gave up work at 60 to train full time as a non stipendiary vicar wrongly expecting (as I received no letter of advice) that my state pension would support me in this. I have now had to live off my savings for the last almost 6 years which is now all used up. I will finally get my pension later this year, if I make it!! But I will be more traumatised than I ever expected, burned out and penniless. Let’s fight together for our rightfully earned dues.

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  100. I agree with all of the comments ! I couldn’t retire til I was 65 by this time I was exhausted getting up at 5 am to get to my job. Couldn’t afford to retire. The DWP should do the right thing and pay us the compensation we are owed !!

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  101. ‘Keep an eye out for a message from DWP’ regarding compensation …… they couldn’t even let us know the women’s retirement age was changing !!!! Thank goodness for the Waspi campaign that I have followed since its inception – warrior women 🩷
    I too had no notice of age change from anybody and had geared my career to end when I was 60. But alas that was not to be….. like most others had to wait a further 6 years to get my pension – an utter disgrace from DWP and the Government 🤬

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  102. Susie
    I was I was diagnosed with early dementia at 59 thinking I had one more year to work and then the pension age was put up. I had to wait for another 7years to get it which I lived on the smallest of income because they said I couldn’t claim disability.
    It seems I had everything going against me but I still had to find money from someone
    I became very depressed from all the worry
    But I just didn’t know who to speak to
    And to think this was all done by the government’s mistake
    But I bet all the top jobs got there bonuses and rises ones again it’s the people that suffer not them
    Hope this makes sense to everyone

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  103. Left school at 15 started work worked full time till 66 years of age paid full national insurance I paid you now you should pay me what you owe the amount mentioned is an insult I worked six years longer hope we are all still here to receive what you owe us as many sadly are not

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  104. We should all stand together, as a woman, I have observed, how we have used our patience, we have been neglected, subjected to male decision making. What an insulting pittance. Please don’t accept, definitely don’t be grateful, we have worked for this pension, the government have moved the goal posts, observe the way this government spent, & have made unaccountable unfair bad decisions, wasted time & money over the years in a vain hope people like post office workers, blood scandal and
    WASPI ‘s will fade into oblivion. Keep up the fight. These are not DWP decision making, the buck ultimately lies with the bloody government….. I’m appauled with choices other’s in government, who are not affected, make, Liz Truss for 40 days, gets a year allowance in excess of £100,000 a year, & security…. Keep fighting for the money we earned…

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  105. Firstly thank you to the people that have led this campaign, I never received any notification regarding the pension age increasing, and I consider that the compensation that is being discussed is insufficient given the fact that we have missed out on SIX years pension
    As a country we seem to help where help is needed but we overlook our own people who have worked and contributed, may this be looked with compassion and respect for our own

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  106. Just read through all the articles to make sure I have got this right…If!… compensation is offered it will be offered to all women affected who were born between April 1950 to April 1960. No article that I can find says there is a form to fill out, this in my eyes seems to state that no compensation or any amount has been decided upon. If any recompense is ever offered I expect we will find out. Probably in years to come. It is up to us to check the DWP website and lobby our MPs and parliment and keep asking questions. Keep in touch with each other as well as the WASPI campagne.
    1 article states that the case has now been put off until May and will not be discussed by parliament until then.
    It is up to women themselves to look things up and find things out. Different articles can say different things but don’t rely on other people to do it for you, find the facts if you can and ring, email and generally make a noise in the ears of anyone who will listen.

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  107. I bet all this would have been settled years ago if it was men that had been robbed of their pensions. There is no such thing as an equal society when men decide EVERYTHING. I found out off the tv that my retirement age had changed. My DWP letter only informed me of my new retirement date a few months before I was 66. One to 3 thousand pounds is an insult. DWP should listen to the report and pay out now. Any delays should be penalised and extra added on for late payment. It’s what they do to those that owe them money, so why can’t it apply to us WASPI women?

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  108. Surely what should happen is that people should have an additional payment every month for the pension they missed out on. This would spread the cost but reimburse people fairly. So for however many years they lost their pension would be boosted.

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  109. yeah what a shower they are useless and a bloody waste of space lets stick it out to all waspi or storm the d w p to get it all back

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  110. I too am a waspi victim . I was born in November 1955 , left school and started work at 15 . I have just retired from working as a domestic for 42 years with NHS . I was completely devastated when I knew I couldn’t retire and had to carry on until I physically couldn’t anymore . I am worn out and feel as if I haven’t even got it in me to fight for something that was robbed from me . Criminals get treated better , not to mention illegals . I live from month to month and feel so sad that there are so many of us genuine hard working women in their late sixties fighting for a small portion of their own money .

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  111. What is so ridiculous in the whole DWP handling of our pension is that they could make our compensation claim very quickly. After all they say they have all our details.( if we had been informed about the pension age changes). Why after having all this time to prepare is the DWP so incompetent that they can’t get this compensation organised.
    We want the money which is ours and justice will be served

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  112. The last comment is mine. Apparently if you log in on a different device it changes your name!

    I can’t see anything new today. I had a very interesting chat with a man lobbying for votes. Don’t think he will be coming back. Whole conversation resolved around WASPI. He wrote it down. Then neighbours joined in…all very polite. I’m not holding my breath

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  113. I find that the ‘proposed ‘ pay out is absolutely disgusting considering the amount of pension not paid. I had to work over my 66 years and during that time worked through breast cancer and heart disease. Having to give up work when I needed both knees replaced. Considering there is a minimum hourly rate – they expect pensioners to live on almost half of that amount. I am now actively looking for work again atthe age of 69. Where is the GREAT in Great Britain????

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  114. I’m sorry but I was born in 1950 & I knew in 1995 that the state pension age was increasing to 65, so I don’t agree with any compensation.
    What is going to happen next – men claiming that they have been discriminated against as they have had to wait until they are 65. Things have to change & nothing stays the same.

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  115. I was ill with Rheumatoid Arthritis and was hoping to retire at 60 only to find out I had to work extra years . I couldn’t afford to retire and I had to work the extra years in pain. £1000 doesn’t even begin to compensate for the pain I endured.

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  116. I don’t know what to say about this.
    I have worked almost all of my adult life except when I had my children. Maternity leave was not a thing so only ever had a few months off so as I say almost all of my adult life. However I started work at 16yrs I am now 67yrs and cannot afford to retire.
    This compensation is an absolute disgrace. Hang your heads in shame. Men would not be treated like this not at all.
    Woman have been discriminated against since the beginning of time and to think that in 2024 we are still be discriminated is disgusting.
    I don’t want to be rich I don’t want more than I deserve, I want what’s fair and this is not fair.

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  117. We won’t get anything. No point in holding our breath ladies. Sorry, its obvious what they are doing. They have done the dirty once they will again.

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  118. I have been working in the public sector for 51 continuous years. I am now over 67 and still working in order to try to make up for some of the deficit from not receiving my entitled pension. I was give one years notice that I would not receive it at 65. Many of my friends were fortunate enough to get their pension at 60.
    I will be retiring from my work in August because I no longer have the stamina to continue with multiple health issues . The suggestion that a payout of 1k to 3k is totally derisory, given for each year of loss it equates to approx 8k!

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  119. My wife was 60 in 2016 and didn’t received a letter concerning the pension changes. We only found out from the TV news. She was devastated because there was no time for her to get used to the idea. She was a paramedic, a physical and stressful job at the best of times and the additional years took their toll. She sadly passed away last Aug so any compensation is too late for her and many others.

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  120. I’m not 66 until November 2025. I’ve calculated that, to date, by todays values I’m owed in the region of £33,000!! I’m not interested in a token gesture of £1000-£2950! I expect to receive every penny I’m owed, PLUS the voluntary NI contributions I’m having to pay to maintain my record! Those of us who haven’t yet reached the age should all make our claim en masse……

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  121. Yet again they proceed to insult us Ladies with this low offer. £60.000 THEY have robbed from us . 😪 Shame on them. Bigger shame to us and
    A insult to the hard working Waspi Ladies. Who fought the fight . To be offered a pittance. In the hope we go away.

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  122. You lose out on £40k pension over 6 years, yet they think £1k compensation is adequate.
    Not even 1 week’s expenses for our wonderful and caring MPs.
    An absolute joke.

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  123. I just can’t believe that they are going to pay a pittance of the money (My pension money) of 6yrs lost money which the government kept. It’s such a joke and a dam right insult to women, like myself who have worked all our lives, apart from having time off for having children (not that much time either) because kids went to nursery school at 3yrs old and back to work we went, because you couldn’t afford to stay at home and look after them. I worked at 15yrs old like many others, paying national insurance and taxes. This is how women get treated by the government, they can’t even decide IF they are going to compensate us, so what hope have we got of actually getting it and IF they pay us what they owe us, it’s a measley thousand pounds. To be quite honest, they can stick it where the sun don’t shine ‘cos it’s a flipping insult, that’s not even 1 year of my money they stole.
    Bless all the Waspi Women that our fighting for us all but I’m really not holding my breath.

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    • Janet. I couldn’t agree more. I’m 65, widowed and still working. Time off after having children and that is all!
      I will continue lobbying and signing petitions but I’m not holding my breath either. Suppodedly I will receive my pension in January of next year plus a portion of my late husband’s pension. I’ll continue to work (I’m a exam invigilator) until I really have to stop but then at least I will then have a choice.
      This compensation isn’t money that needs to be found it is money that was stolen…our money!
      Keep going fingers crossed…Keep breathing!!!!

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  124. I just can’t believe that they are going to pay a pittance of the money (My pension money) of 6yrs lost money which the government kept. It’s such a joke and a dam right insult to women, like myself who have worked all our lives, apart from having time off for having children (not that much time either) because kids went to nursery school at 3yrs old and back to work we went, because you couldn’t afford to stay at home and look after them. I worked at 15yrs old like many others, paying national insurance and taxes. This is how women get treated by the government, they can’t even decide IF they are going to compensate us, so what hope have we got of actually getting it and IF they pay us what they owe us, it’s a measley thousand pounds. To be quite honest, they can stick it where the sun don’t shine ‘cos it’s a flipping insult, that’s not even 1 year of my money they stole.
    Bless all the Waspi Women that our fighting for us all but I’m really not holding my breath.

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  125. I was born 1958 my husband died very young at the age of 31had to bring my children up by myself so going to work leaving the children with family and friends i was robbed of the growing up because i couldnt be there for themas i ad t wor or us all t survive get your act together d.w.p and help us women

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  126. It is apalling how you think you are going to retire at 60 to have little or no warning that you suddenly have to work till 66 to retire.Born in 1957 i had no warning of later retirement and now getting a pension i still have to work to live and pay bills to keep my head above water.The Government are adapt at going around in circles,coming up with endless excuses why they deny ordinary hard working class people the right to recieve adequate pensions to live a life after retirement upon which they have contributed for most of their lives.They inflate their egos by constantly telling us how much they have improved our lives giving us this and increasing that and how much better off we are,small handouts to pacify us.We dont ask for the world just only what we have worked for and for a retirement we can live on.

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  127. i have read each and every comment,i was born in August1956,worked from being 16,my retirement date was August 2016,it always seemed a long time off, but it came around, only to find it was now August 2022, i had no notice of the change, i was caring for my husband who had cancer, he died in November 2016, i know this might sound a bit stupid, but i didn’t realise that i had not been getting my state pension, till after he died,as i was to consumed in caring for him,and knew he was going to die,he was 62,cause of the changes to to state pensions in 2016, i can’t claimed any of his pension,and lost out on approximately 50k,his sister then died in 2021 aged 64,she was also born in 1956,so they had her money to.im so sorry for all the women affected, especially those in ill health.

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    • You do not sound stupid at all. I lost my husband last year, what with grief, thousands of things to do and trying to arrange things so that if/when anything happens to me my children won’t need to search for things wore me out. But i did it and i bet you did as well.
      I havnt got my pension yet, I am a WASPI and I’m still fighting. Stay strong and remember you are not stupid. You are strong and you are still here!! 💪

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  128. how can they put a level on compensation if each and every one of us has a different story to tell about how it affected us , I got made redundant an couldn’t find a job I went on universal credit an they expected me to live on 300 pounds a month even though I get full pension now it still affected me in a big way it I retired at 60 I wouldn’t of been in this situation!

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  129. Were failiing to get other groups on our side. Why arent we being supported by our peers. Why are we still behaving like mothers, sisters and grand mothers. We should down tools untill were recognised for the massive contribution we make to society.
    We need a mass rally. Other groups in society mass march and we should do the same. Look at past groups that do … they blackmail society into paying out and we should do the same.

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  130. I was born in 1954 I have worked from 15 years old I got no pension until I was 66 I am 70 this year and I am not in good health. I found out about the age change when I went online to look at my pension forecast! I was mortified when reading I wouldn’t receive my State Pension untill I was 66, I suffered a bad accident in December 2012 when I was 58. I finally had to finish my employment in 2015 which I had been in for 29 years as I couldn’t do it anymore because it was to physical. I finally received my pension in November 2020 when I was 66 we only had my husbands Pension to live on for 4 1/2 years it was a very difficult time for us … We Waspi Women do deserve at least £10,000 compensation from the Very Corrupt government that is running our Country.. The government are saying their is no money to pay us so where has all the money gone.. I think that the so called POTS OF MONEY that they PAY this, that & the other out to, should be counted up on a huge scale and that the treasury should be Auditered and be made to show and PUBLISHED just how much of OUR money has actually been wasted!! The bottomless BLACK HOLE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED along with the MP’S EXPENSES and then possibly our Grandchildren might have a future ahead of them because the way things are going, not only have us pensioner’s been ROBBED by these CROOKS but future generations are in for a very rough time!!!
    Sorry if these comments sound long drawn out!!

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  131. I am a Waspi woman born in 1956, the amount offered is an insult and doesn’t compensate for the lost pension payments or the extra years of hardship.
    Women from our era didn’t get equal pay to men or the same pension provision, plus women on the whole have been expected to look after children, grandchildren and elderly parents, all unpaid alongside work and other duties.
    We have had a raw deal and won’t hold my breath for any resolution, I retired early to look after grandchildren just before I became aware of the change in pension date.
    Too late to change and too tired to do both, I am one of the lucky ones as I was married and we had some savings to tide us over, money meant for retirement.
    I am so sorry for single Waspi women, especially those in ill health, some of the stories are appalling. Can you imagine the outcry if this happened to men! Obviously wouldn’t , I feel women of our generation have had a raw deal.

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  132. Well the government has no excuse as they should have contacted the waspi women in writing when the changes were made. It must have been a cost saving “non”exercise saving paper postage stamps and admin. It’s not just one wrong but now it is three. No notification of increase to 65 No notification of increase to 66 and now not intending to pay out anywhere near the outstanding amount! Shame on anyone who was responsible for misadminstration! Any private company responsible for conduct akin to this would have been hauled over the coals if they have conducted themselves in this way. I am totally saddened and appalled.

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    • I can’t beleave that they are considering that measly amount it’s like saying sorry here go and have a family meal even 10000 is not enough shame on them

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  133. Imagine my shock . Cleaning out our attic last week when i came across some old paperwork . And there right in the middle of it was a DWP letter telling my wife her pension age was being raised to 65 . Don’t know wether to laugh or cry . Don’t tell them .

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    • Oh dear I bet you are devastated! I’m so sorry. Mind you it made me look again…still nothing though!

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  134. This Government have done nothing but screw the country up would any other country of stood for it no that’s for a fact but no one fights on the behalf of the working women .the money that has been wasted by them is rediculose. COVID. PPE. ETC . BREXIT. H2O WHAT A COMPLETE AND UTTER WAST OF MONEY THAT WAS . And now the boats I bet other countries laugh at this government. Paying illegal imigrants £3000 to relocate it’s a disgrace who’s paying for that the Tax Payer . Here’s a good Idea let it all be add up what money has been wasted by this government and send the bill to all the conservative part that sits in the House of Commons and ask them to pay it all bk . They may not be able to have so many parties then . They have robbed hard working people it’s the same as the Post office scam all cover up no action to put the wrongdoing right and another thing I am not British I’m English and was born in England .

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  135. No matter how much the compensation is, it will not be near the amount they failed to pay me over the 6 years I had to wait. Like all of us I was promised my pension at 60.

    And to add insult to injury like many I pay tax on my state pension, and my work pension after having worked and paid NI and pension contributions for 39 years so please Government do not tax the pittance you offer.

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  136. I hope they sort this out soon as I am about to retire but have been struggling with my workload for a while now. I cannot work much longer

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  137. We have been robbed. Plain and simple.
    65 was bad enough; then I had to wait til 66.
    We moaned for sexual equality so no issue with retiring at the same age as men, but we should have been informed in plenty of time.
    Covid, Post Office and blood scandals, Illegal immigrants….I’m sure these will all take precident.
    Worked hard all my life.
    I’m owed about £60,000 but not holding my breath.

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  138. I am 69 in December I left school at 14 1/2 and started worked straight away and have worked full time ever since paying tax and NI, I lost my partner in 2019 so went from 2 incomes to 1 and couldn’t get any help as we never married but lived together for over 20 years, I have had bowel cancer a new hip and thyroid problems and couldn’t get help, my employment unfortunately ended in March this year and although I want and need to work have not been successful in getting another job so now live on £221.20 a week that although I have paid in for over 50 years it is apparently a benefit. I would love to join the Waspi ladies but cant afford to but from the bottom of my heart want to thank them for all there dedication in fighting for us 50’s ladies
    I never received any communication regarding the changes in working age I was told by colleagues. I would also say RIP to the ladies that did not survive and hope their families can receive what they are owed

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  139. Illegal immigrants are given accommodation with 3 meals a day according to their religious beliefs etc, activities, laundry done, clothes and footwear provided together with pocket money £70 per week. Having NEVER PAID a penny into our country.
    We have all.paid in to the tune of over £50,000 each and have to chose to eat or heat and being offered possibly only £2,000 at the most! Bloody disgusting, our money is being used to keep these Illegal s.

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  140. Hi I was born April 1952, my retirement date was increased to 62 years of age, but I had to work until February 2022, through ill health, can anyone tell me how I go about logging complaint,and who with,I would be grateful for any help.
    Linda.

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    • Linda. Log yourself on to the DWP website. They have a complaints department. Send them an email, copy it to you local MPs, newspapers and parliament. Telephone them if you have to do that but always record your calls.
      Sorry I can’t help you any more than that. Try not to give up. Stay strong!!

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  141. I was born in April 1952 unaware of increased working years,I like many in this forum worked through ill health, not sure what my position is, as to wether I will be eligible to claim, however i wish you all well and many thanks to the Waspi founders and leaders, thanks for your perseverance xx

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  142. The compensation would cover ladies born between April 50 to April 60. So you would just miss out, however neither the DWP or the government have granted any compensation as of yet. There is no form and no money.

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  143. This whole affair is pure misogyny from the men in parliament. They think we are just going to go away. But what do we expect from a regime whose home secretary makes jokes about spiking women’s drinks and is still in office

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    • And there you have it in a nutshell!
      Let us just see if anything happens prior to the powers that be go on summer recess!

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