WASPI Compensation Amount 2024 – Eligibility and When to expect the first payout?

Regarding payment for the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released an update. Eligible women under the age of 60 to 66 are expected to receive WASPI Compensation Amount 2024 between £1,000 and £2,950.

WASPI Compensation Amount 2024

The DWP has not settled on a WASPI Compensation Amount 2024 that the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) activists have been pushing for roughly between £1,000 and £2,950 more in compensation for each woman.  

However, according to DWP, Level 3 payments less than £1,000 would be “consistent” with claimants’ previous awards.

This suggestion was made in response to research that indicated women born in the 1950s were not adequately informed about the changes.

It’s crucial to remember that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has not yet indicated whether or not it would follow these recommended payments, and a final decision has not yet been made. 

DWP WASPI Campaign Schedule

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) was established in the UK in 2015 to advocate for compensation for women impacted by the equalization of the state pension age. 

According to the research, the amount of compensation per individual should fall between £1,000 and £2,950. As soon as feasible, the DWP has said it plans to act on the issue.

Campaign Name Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) WASPI Campaign
Compensation Range £1,000 – £2,950
Eligibility Women aged between 60 to 66
Parliamentary Debate Scheduled for two weeks
Bill’s Second Reading Rescheduled for mid-May
Current Status Moving closer to compensation after key MP vote

Women born between April 1950 and April 1960 are entitled to compensation since there was insufficient information regarding the changes in the State Pension age, according to a report released in March 2024 by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO). 

According to the campaign, some women who were born in the 1950s were not given enough time by the government to modify their retirement plans, and they were not adequately informed about the changes to the state pension age.

Eligibility Criteria For DWP WASPI Compensation

The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign offers compensation only to women who were born between April 6, 1950, and April 5, 1960. These people are part of the group impacted by the age increases for State Pensions, which went from 60 to 65 and then to 66 for both sexes.

According to the WASPI campaign, these women suffered both financially and emotionally as a consequence of the government’s inadequate notification of their increased State Pension age, which left them with little time to modify their retirement plans.

The campaign has attracted notice because of the large number of women an estimated 3.8 million that it has affected. It’s crucial to emphasize that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is currently considering the suggestions made by the Police and Fire Service (PHSO) and that the compensation has not yet been decided upon.

Why are WASPI Women Complaining?

After a thorough five-year examination, the PHSO’s report highlights serious communication shortcomings in the DWP’s handling of the State Pension age transition from 60 to 66.

Less than a year before they were supposed to retire, several women were told about this change, giving them little time to make financial changes. 

The suggested compensation, which is between £1,000 and £2,950, is less than what the protesters had hoped for they were hoping for amounts above £10,000.

The PHSO requested legislative involvement since the DWP has indicated that it would not follow the suggested payments, even despite the PHSO’s recommendations. 

Due to the controversial nature of this attitude, questions about fairness and the financial impact of such compensations have been raised.

When to Expect First DWP WASPI Payment?

The exact date of the first payment of DWP WASPI benefits is still unknown. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s (PHSO) proposals are now being examined by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The DWP will probably establish a timeline for when the payments will be paid when they have made their final decisions about the qualifying requirements and compensation amounts.

Affected women should monitor official announcements from the DWP and the WASPI campaign for the most accurate and current information. When the dates and procedures for the compensation payments are established, these sites will provide all the information that is required.

When is the next DWP WASPI Hearing?

The next Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) hearing is scheduled for May 17, 2024. 

Hearings and discussions in parliament for matters like the WASPI campaign are usually arranged according to parliamentary business, MP availability, and the importance of the topic. 

Keep an eye on official parliamentary announcements, news updates, and communications from the WASPI campaign itself to be updated on impending hearings or debates linked to the cause.

158 thoughts on “WASPI Compensation Amount 2024 – Eligibility and When to expect the first payout?”

  1. Good luck all woman who retirement age went from 60 to 66 without any noticerferction should be eligible for a pay out. I never received any notification that my retirement age had changed.

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    • I also recieved no notification, it was only when I applied for it at 60 that I was told. I was also then told that they had raised the number of years for contributions from 30years which they previously told me to 35 years. Disgraceful incompetence of the DWP.

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      • That is exactly what happened to me I didn’t know until I applied for my state pension it’s disgraceful like you say I struggled so much and still do now I am 70 I was trying to live of 35 pound a week when it happened.

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    • Spent all my private pension left with nothing .No letter or w arning having worked from the age of 14 .Not only that I applied for plenty jobs because of my age they would not employ me.Degreding going to the job centre for 70 pounds per week.Not fair it’s a discrase.

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      • I was not notified I went on gov uk for my retirement date that’s when I found out.
        They have stolen 200 billion pound of our pension it’s just theft when all said and done

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        • Same with me only found out when I checked when I could claim my state pension no way of knowing it had changed

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    • Neither did I. What a shock. £2950 is better than a kick in the teeth but what a fight for a small % of what we would have got in state pension.

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  2. Had to wait 6 extra yrs for my pension born 1956 living on my husbands pension it was very hard relying on my husband all those yrs .

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    • I have never had anything from the dwp about the pension changes and had to give up work 2 years ago because of ill health and losing my husband in covid. I was born 6.6 1959.

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    • Yes I had to wait. born 1957. Couldn’t work due to ill health ,refused PIP because it was a government cut back and previously went thru fighting and hoops for four years to get disability payments which I in the end won but didn’t want to go thru it all again after refused in 2017 Decided it was ok as I would get my pension and relied on husband’s income and interest only mortgage payments which were due to end in 2019. As no money to clear so sold up , paid up and moved abroad so we could live on the savings until pension. In other words as no pension when it was due we were forced to leave our country by government decisions. THEY KNEW THE SAVINGS THEY WOULD MAKE ON THE BACKS OF THE 50’S WOMEN’S.SHAME ON ALL THE POLITICIANS INVOLVED IN THIS CORRUPTION. WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK!! WHERE’S IT ALL GONE??

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        • I totally agree i had to go back to work full time, and still doing a partime job due to the shortfall, there should be no ifs or buts, its clear, that we should be compensated sooner rather than later, shameful.

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      • Hello Ingrid,
        I agree with everything you have said here, here! I was born 30 03 57 and think with how past and future governments have totally disregarded how much monies we women have helped and contributed to this countries finances are truely misplaced.

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      • Hi Ingrid, Good question? Where’s it all gone? I think we all need to take to the streets again in protest. We need to hand in individual petitions with the true amount the government owe us and knock on 10 Downing Street!

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        • It’s probably gone to the politicians, the one who put up the age then retired at 60 with a big payout. I was born 1956, started work at 14.5, thought I was retiring at 60 so reduced my work, self-employed hairdresser which is hard going with arthritis, then no 66 so then had to try and get more customers, money was tight. Before I could retire then got breast cancer.

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        • I totally agree I was born in 1956 and never received any information on any changes .absolute disgrace we waspi women should not have to fight for what we are owed .

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      • I totally agree with you working all my life till heart conditions stopped tried to claim benefits was told nothing for me after paying national insurance all the time of working had to rely on my husbands income had to sell our house then to discover i wasnt entiled to pension at 60 was a disgrace causes no amount of sress. The goverment are a disgrace

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      • Like you I was born in June 57, what makes me angry is the fact the government say it would have to come out of the public purse and appears can’t be done, like you I’m still paying income tax, if the government stopped using our money to keep undesirable people in hotels etc they could pay the waspi women what they are owed.

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        • Well said Sylvia. Exactly what I wanted to say. I was born 1959. Working part time for the nhs. I am really struggling with all the changes in my job and it’s very stressful. I’ve work since the age of 16 non stop and feel it should be my time to stop. By time I retire I won’t be fit enough to enjoy. Government should pay compensation asap. And stop wasting our money on undesirable people.

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          • Well said Pauline it’s a joke. I’m not sure what I’ll get. I was born in May 59. I’m 65 now still working hard cleaning the gym even though I’ve got really bad sciatica and had two large hernias due to lifting none of them are in the real world.

    • I never had notification either.I have struggled to continue working.Working since a teenager and job’s have been heavy going.

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  3. Yes me to born in 1956, working until over 66, got told I have blood Cancer just had my government pension a few months, only having 8weeks to live had Chemotherapy and in remission at moment, but being on my own it’s a nightmare to make ends meet, nightmare,

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    • I have a friend who was given 6-8 weeks to live but she is now in full remission 18 months later. While there’s life there’s hope. I wish you many more summers. Xx

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  4. Discussing treatment of us girls who worked from 15 years old paying into the system, running a home and childcare. To be shortchanged of over £50,000, With a possible compensation of £2,000. SHAME ON YOU GOVERNMENT ROBBERS.Yet they can accommodate illegal immigrants with hotel accommodation, 3 meals a day, heating, laundry done, clothes and footwear, mobile phones AND £70 a week pocket money. When we have to choose to heat or eat!
    These people haven’t paid a penny in the system, with many eventually disappearing to carry out illegal work still not contributing to the system.

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    • Absolutely agree with you ! I had to continue working for an extra 6 years feeling very unwell and struggled terribly with ill health eventually retiring at 66 to then have a quadruple heart bypass after a heart attack. the stress was unbearable . After bringing up my three children and divorce and having to support myself all my life with no handouts from government and worked from 15 years old !

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      • I totally agree with all these comments, it is disgusting how we have been treated. I worked for 51 years and wanted to retire early due to several health problems, but couldn’t afford to. Many of us may have passed away by the time we receive any compensation – shocking behavior.

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      • Hi ruth
        I’m in the same boat as you having worked since i was 15yrs old, i am now 68 and still work part time to supplement my pension , i also have brought 3 children up mainly on my own, i’m lucky that at the moment my health is ok allowing me to keep working but that shouldnt be the case .

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    • Don’t lower the decend to the shameful level of this government. Stick to the facts, they owe us, it doesn’t matter who else they owe, they owe us!

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    • I agree with you it’s disgusting and diabolical that foreners have more rights than people who were born in this country and have worked all their lives. I was born in the 1950s and have worked since the age of 16. I don’t receive my pension until my 66th birthday unless it goes up before then.

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      • I agree with all you ladies no one notified me either never got any letter nothing I am 65 so I believe they owe me 5yrs

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      • Totally make you write Rachel your right foreners do get more help than us and we are the ones that have put in our taxes for our pensions disgusting

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      • So true, our countries had it find money for them staying in hotels we can’t afford to stay in them. it’s a joke

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    • Just read they are giving the immigrants a £3000 to go to Rwanda … without weeks and months to decide that!!!

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      • They come here illegally and get immediate compensation, more than they will offer woman like myself who has worked 50 years and only just retired this year at 66, and like most of you with serious health problems. …our own country and paid taxes since 16 years old, our contributions and hard work don’t account for much do they. Shameful!

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    • You’re absolutely on the money there. This country looks after immigrants better than it looks after it’s own. I was born 1953 worked till I was 65 I’m expecting something, this country’s too easy on other people and hard on it’s own.

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    • That’s what should happen. It’s a simple calculation. 6 years x the pension we should have had!. When they give us compensation, the government are still quids in!

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      • What about all the interest that we should be entitled to as well ! The government have stolen our pensions ! Every other woman got their pension at 60 before they stopped us getting it ,, we payed into what is rightfully ours !! The high courts should be on our sides , what is wrong with society.

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        • Hi I was born in 57. Left school at 17 left on the Friday had a job by Saturday as my stepdad dad basically said get a job or else. Was not informed about the age rise. Now have loads of mental and physical health problems have struggled as had a lot happening caring for mum working and going though a divorce I have now retired but can’t do much my son helping me don’t go far so fed up think I would be better if I wasn’t here.

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    • Well said, I think exactly the same as you and I’m sure that’s how most of us WASPIs feel about this robbing, thoughtless, Incompetent government!!?

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    • Very true. We have worked and paid into the system all these years to pay benefits to lazy arses and immigrants who also drain our NHS system. The ‘compensation ‘ suggested is an insult to all the hard working women concerned

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    • Absolutely Lorraine. We must not accept the paltry amount that is going to be offered. I have calculated over £50,000 owed if born in 1956. We just cannot accept the very small amount of compensation. It’s an insult.

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    • I was born 26th December 1953. If l was born 6 months earlier l would have received it @60. So my wait was until the age of 65 years and 3 months

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      • Its disgusting and the same happened to me, friends who were just born the year before me got theirs at 60, mine was 65 years and 10 months, worked all my life from 15 years old !!!

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    • So true what you have said. Why are they bending over backwards to keep these illegals, absolutely disgusting. Sue

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  5. I also worked longer,and had to rely on my husbands money to get by.The compensation should be more than what they are saying, the government and the DWP should get it sorted NOW instead of shilly shallying about some poor woman have passed away ,it’s way to late for them

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    • I actually rang them when I was coming up to 60 only to be told that my retirement date had been put back 2.5yrs, I then rang again after the time was getting near to be told I had to wait another 2.5yrs, never had a letter was told to look on line but I didn’t have a computer, I was born 1953.

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  6. i never got any notice,i had to leave work had rods in my spine, my husband got redundant,still had morgige to pay so had to take £50,000 out of our house to pay of everything because nobody wanted to help now it’s gone up with interest 80,000 so no 1,000 to 2,000 is nothing to us

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  7. I was born in April 1961 so not only unexpectedly have to wait longer,but have to wait another full year to 67.

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    • Hi also born in april 1961. This is all such a disgrace. Do you know if there is any way to claim compensation?

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  8. The government have spent millions on illegal migrants who have never paid into our system that includes health care etc, and 3.000 to go to ruwanda ,yet only offering paltrycompensation to waspi .these women have run homes brought up children and still worked ,give what they deserve and stop dragging it out ,the government must have saved billions by extending the pension age ,

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  9. Totally agree , Born May 1956 still working as cannot afford not to
    I have cancer fibromyalgia arthritis COPD it’s ridiculous,

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    • I am 65 born in 1959, I never recieved any notice that I will need to work another 6 years.
      Since the age of 60 I have developed fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, osteoarthritis, depression and anxiety related illnesss. Even contemplated suicide as a relief from struggling to work and make ends meet The physical, mental and emotional pain has took its toll on my health. I am still working in a menial job and it is a painful struggle. Feel like the last 5 and a half years has took its toll on my overall health, missed out on precious grandparenting and helping our children with childminding when it should be a natural age to retire from work and help family who struggle with childcare costs. Feel like a forgotten generation who’s been thrown out in the cold and expected to survive regardless. Shameful government we have.

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  10. Born 51 didn’t receive any notification from DWP to say that things had changed been working since I was 15

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    • I was born in 1955 and got no notice at all. I thought I could retire at 63, so had to pay another 3 years Tax and NI, which was around £9,000!! Disgusting

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    • Yes I was also born in 1951. Didn’t receive a letter to inform me of any change. My Husband supported me. Terrible.

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  11. As things stood,my husband and I would have got our pensions together as we planned then it all changed.My husband started getting his at 66 as he is 4.5 years older than me,I am now 64 and still have to wait another 15 months until I am 66 so to get mine so unfair!

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  12. I was born 1954 had to struggle to keep working after a stroke in 2007 had to give up work due to the job I did was challenging working with adults with disabilities could not push wheelchairs or do anything was told by my manager if I cannot do my job there was no use me being there

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  13. I was born in 1958 and had no notice whatsoever about the age increase. Now they are discussing a paltry compensation sum, when they can spend a fortune on the house of lords, royalty and MP wage increases, and an HS2 railway no one wants. I worked in a job I hated for 40 and a bit years and was ready to retire at 60, instead I had to save up for many years to retire, work 4 years extra and I don’t even get a half rate works pension, and what is worse is I will be better off than many other Waspi women. It is an utter disgrace.

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    • Quite right, also the PPE scandal,plenty made millions setting up companies to supply PPE that was useless…Michelle mone for one £25million, HS2 now abandoned, how many millions spent on that yet they can’t pay our pensions or suitable compensation after working 40+ years and paying into the system, disgusting!!!!

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  14. Absolutely awful not well most of my adult life but still worked through mental health issues properly to keep my brain ticking over

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  15. Why are we been treated that we have done something wrong we are woman that have worked hard and all we are asking for is our hard earned money back you ow us if you have done this to us Waspi women what will you do your our younger generation growing up I hope my daughters don’t get treated like this when it comes to there retirement because they work so hard to keep a roof over there family working all hrs with the cost living fight on girls

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  16. I was born 1952. I had everthing in place for retiring at 60 .6 weeks before l asked for my pension forcast and was told the goverment had changed it .and l would retire at 63.
    This was a big blow to me.l was told nothing.
    It was disgusting how we was treated.

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  17. All the government are bothered about is paying them who can’t/won’t work and probably used our pension money /tax and national insurance payments to look after them instead of our generation .

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  18. Yes I had to wait. born 1957. Couldn’t work due to ill health ,refused PIP because it was a government cut back and previously went thru fighting and hoops for four years to get disability payments which I in the end won but didn’t want to go thru it all again after refused in 2017 Decided it was ok as I would get my pension and relied on husband’s income and interest only mortgage payments which were due to end in 2019. As no money to clear so sold up , paid up and moved abroad so we could live on the savings until pension. In other words as no pension when it was due we were forced to leave our country by government decisions. THEY KNEW THE SAVINGS THEY WOULD MAKE ON THE BACKS OF THE 50’S WOMEN’S.SHAME ON ALL THE POLITICIANS INVOLVED IN THIS CORRUPTION. WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK!! WHERE’S IT ALL GONE??

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  19. Born in 1956 . Divorced brought up my daughter on.my own. Worked all my life. At 60 when I should have retired I had a heart attack through stress and had to have a stent fitted . At 64, 4 years after I should have retired I was diagnosed with throat cancer . Treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Carried on working until 67 as I couldn’t afford to live on the pension that the government deemed sufficient . I was robbed officially of 6 years pension and health.
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  20. Hi I was born in 1956 but had to wait 7 years to get my state pension I also started work at the age 16 but received the letter about change of age from 60 to 66 to years previous to when I was due to retire at the age of 60 but had to Wait another 7years but due to health conditions that I have now I had to claim universal credit until I could claim my state pension .

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  21. Ps I worked from 1993 until 2010 had to leave due to health issues but still had to wait 7 years to get my state pension so had no choice to claim jsa and moved on to universal credit when that came into force .

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  22. I totally agree ! Shame on this government they will know exactly how we WASPI women feel at the next election over 3 millions Conservative votes less all defection to other parties!!!
    I started work at 16 yrs never took maternity leave & indured hard times due to this pompous Conservative government 🙄

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  23. I worked with friends that could have retired at 60 they but deferred their government pension worked 5years got £40000 while paying no NI As born in 1955 had to work for extra 6years for no extra and had to pay national insurance on my wages where is the fairness in that.

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  24. Definitely not fair. I had to work an extra six years to get my pension. Born in 1955. I am now working part time to meet my needs.

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  25. As a woman of 68 I was born in 1955. I have listened to so say women’s equality since the early seventies. Unfortunately things have not changed much. The pension changes regarding women born between 1950 and 1960 prove this. I won’t hold my breath as the government will stall on a decision forever.

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    • Agree! Where’s the equality? If it were men suffering this injustice, it would have been sorted by now! It’s all very political with the run up to the election. Trouble is neither the Tories nor Labour will commit to WASPI compensation.

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  26. I was born in 1954. I didn’t receive any notification about my pension. Now i am 70 and still working to try and make ends meet. I stuggle with arthritis and think it will soon be time to give up. How will I be able to manage?

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  27. Worked since I was 15, left school on Friday, started work on Monday, sorry younguns won’t do it these days,and guess what,still working part time and I’m now 67,sick to death of these MPs getting all expenses paid, second houses etc, get these Torys out

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  28. I’m 68 still working born in 1956 I was never informed of retirement age increasing.
    I’ve worked since I was 15.

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  29. I was born in 1959, thought I could retire at 60, but having to work for an extra 6 years, lost my husband to cancer so had to take a full-time job which was very hard work, still in work and am at last retiring next year, it has been a very challenging time because I have constant knee problems, wish the government cared about all of us Waspi women

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  30. I was born in December 1957. Have worked all my life from 15. Have brought up 2 children virtually on my own.
    This Pension change has had such a detrimental impact on my life and that of my children.
    It’s time the government sorted it before more of us die, or is that what they are hoping for!

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  31. I was born in 1958 I retire in August I have worked hard last 6 years that I should of been retired worked left schools at 15 worked most of my life could not afford to not work even when I was married with small children
    Government owe us Women born in 50s pay up now don’t delay its been going on too many years
    So many have not been able to claim because they have passed away
    It’s just not fair to all women that have had to carry on working some with illness and disability
    That have struggled so sort it and pay up

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  32. I was born in 1956 and can’t remember when I received notification of retirement age changing but must commend the wonderful ladies who are fighting for this.

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  33. I had no notification until the budget on TV.It was such a shock and financial struggle,as I had made plans for retirement at 60, and given up my proffession.

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  34. Working since I was 15, born in 1955
    Didn’t retire till I was 68. SHAMEFUL THE WAY WE ARE BEING TREATED.
    Being a woman meant full time work, house and family. YES THATS HOW IT USED TO BE.

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  35. Born 1956 worked from age 15 ,
    like many others cared for our children, parents & grandchildren along with other challenges along the way. No notification of increase in pension age rise causing finantial difficulties & with ill health for us both to deal with. We Waspi women have worked so hard over the years to support our country in all areas of society, time for the goverment to give us the true justice we deserve with no more delaying tactics.

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  36. Compensation should be a lot more than they have said. I was born in 1955. Looked forward to retirement and was so disgusted that I had to use my saving to keep going to 66.

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  37. I was born in 1954 struggled with money problems raising a family trying to make ends meet then had to work extra 6 years and 5 months before i got my pension

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  38. Absolute insult to all WASPI women, some who have passed away before they got their pension
    Government have robbed us of 50k each but saved nearly 200 million
    Give us our money back
    All parties rely on the pensioner vote, well I will never vote again

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  39. I was born in 1955 i was never told off the rise in retirment age and just retired in jan this year at the age of69

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  40. I’ve worked hard all my life with type 1 diabetes and heart disease and to be told like many others I’ve have to work an extra 6 years with little warning made me very tired and struggled.
    This government only care about giving illegal immigrants a luxury life to live free and pay nothing.

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  41. I absolutely and totally agree with everyone’s comments! I was born 1959 and diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. I was only able to take early retirement at 60 because of my partners income otherwise I would have found it extremely difficult to work until next year when I’m 66!! Shame on the government for sure!!

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  42. I absolutely and totally agree with everyone’s comments! I was born 1959 and diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. I was only able to take early retirement at 60 because of my partners income otherwise I would have found it extremely difficult to work until next year when I’m 66!! Shame on the government for sure!!

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  43. I have worked for 48 years, paid in what was needed and never complained. Hardly had any time off sick. It’s about time the people who have worked hard are looked after.

    It will be nice to receive some compensation but it definitely doesn’t cover no where near what we have lost. Still I suppose something is better than nothing at all.

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    • I agree i was born in 1951, I was never informed. Worked all my life for what a measly pension. Would be lovely to get some compensation for all Waspi ladies.

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  44. I was born in 1955 and have worked for 48 years, paid in what was needed and never complained. Hardly had any time off sick. It’s about time the people who have worked hard are looked after.

    It will be nice to receive some compensation but it definitely doesn’t cover no where near what we have lost. Still I suppose something is better than nothing at all.

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  45. I was born in November 1956 and had worked since 15 for 10years with a gap to have 2 boys. Then back to full time work for the next 22 years Then Husband left in 2011, my 13 year old granddaughter came to live with me. Then I lost my home to pay off debts from my husbands Business. Thought this was my bad luck over. Then got breast cancer in October 2014 , and had to retire from work. Thought again retirement just round the corner so I could claim my pension , only to be told it had been changed to65 then 66. The only way I could survive was Benefits. I felt ashamed to have to claim them. So I’m with all you ladies out there that think we have been cheated out of our pensions .” All for one and one for all,” as the Musketeers say. Thankyou to all the Waspi women fighting for our cause.

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  46. I left school at 15 years of age on the Friday and started full time work on the Monday. Also paid National Insurance at 15. I remember signing a contract agreeing to pay National Insurance and receive my State Pension at age 60. In my opinion this is a clear case of breach of contract. No private company would be allowed to get away with this.

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  47. I left school at 15, worked most of my life, brought two children up.
    Never claimed benefits other than my child benefit which I was entitled to, never been a burden on society and paid my taxes.
    Having to wait six more years for my state pension is unacceptable, where’s my last six years pension gone I ask !!!!! Jokers on fat salaries in the government wouldn’t cope, you should all be ashamed of yourselves letting this issue happen !!

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  48. Hi to all the working hard waspi women .. we brought our jobs to the next generation and we got treated as nothing.. so parliament please do the right thing.. and help your mothers that worked hard for your up bringing..

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  49. Yes born in 1956,Worked from 15 till 60.Due to ill health had to give up work.Struggled to make ends meet ha ha still am on pension we get.They owe us.

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  50. I was born 1958, I had major heart surgery when I was 62, I had to rely on friends and use holidays at work so I could recover, I had only 10 weeks off work 😫 as I couldn’t afford to be off any longer. As a cook I found this very hard, if I had been receiving my state pension I would not have had the financial worry, I could have lost my home. I am still working at 65 as I live on my own, all you big fat cats in government should be ashamed of yourselves, WASPI women should take priority over anything else now. Give us our money which we are owed.

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  51. The only way to receive any help from government is to lie and cheat the benefit system. Laying on your back and breeding for the sake of extra money seems to work well, oh sorry then the bitches can’t feed them. No benefit should be paid to women who have kids knowing they can’t support them as no excuse for pregnancy these days. I left school 1968 and worked for £4 a week as an office junior and paid NI for 49 years in total. I didn’t know the change was happening until I said at work one day I would soon be retired, then told my the wages clerk that wouldn’t be happening. They owe me 2.5 years of pension plus the tax back on the wages I earned after retirement age. I am 72 today and only last year had a part time job for 9 months. KEEP ON KEEPING THE SCROUNGERS It’s a total disgrace

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  52. I was born December 1958 and still having to work as age changed knowing my luck they will put it up to 69 or even 70

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  53. It is only because I went back to work , aged 64 that I managed to get enough contributions for a full pension. I only discovered that I my pension age had been raised AGAIN when I checked how much I would receive. I was given no notice that it had been raised.

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  54. I was born 1957, left school at 15, worked full time until I had my children . Was never had any correspondence that I gad to work till I was 66

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  55. Same worked from age 15 born 1955 got married payed national ins and tax had 3children got divorced because of ex husbands adultery had to take any job going go on benefits which was degrading had a breakdown lost our home through re possession cos of all the stress and shock of 25yrs of marriage affected my nerves and caused mental health and panic attacks felt suicidal only to find out through someone saying I had to work till 66yrs nothing processed I’ve got fybromyalgia osteoporosis and standing in line to get a measly giro of£76aweek to keep me and 3children and a dog I didn’t know anything about pension age being raised I was domestically abused and controlled which I realise now but I’ve been so I’ll of and on for so many years I’ve tried so hard he should have been made to keep the roof over his children’s head I’ve never had enough money to have any savings my health is chronic the government are a law unto themselves and all of them feather there own nests were the lowest paid pensioners especially if your divorced I’ve suffered from the day I married him and still suffering and paying dearly for my mistake of marrying him I had to because he threatened to take an overdose if I finished with him I’ve always been a grafter and wish I was well enough to still work even though I’m 69 I’ve still got no savings please give me my 50grand ie 6yrs ofpension I lost out on I’m desperate it could make so much difference to my remaining last years of poverty and anguish

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  56. I totally agree with all you ladies, I was born in 1953 expecting to retire at 60. I did not receive any letter or information about the change in retirement age and like many others had to work another 5 years and agree the sum that is being banded about is not enough to compensate for the total disregard of women by this Government. Our state Pension is not a benefit which many politicians seem to be putting across but a social contract between US and the Government which we paid in over the years as did our employers, so where did this money go? We were robbed of our pensions, we paid in and they should pay out! WE fulfilled our part of the social contract and they have failed woman who have worked whether part time or full time depending on circumstances, juggled childcare, ran homes, brought up our children, looked after parents, elderly relatives. We have been the backbone of this country and saved Governments billions on what we naturally did and yet we are treated as if we don’t matter. If this had been done to men, this would have been a different story. This was all done in the name of equalisation, nothing has changed, all empty promises! We just need to keep hoping.

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  57. I retired from nhs after 13 years but ive worked since i was 16 and had 5 kids always going back after maternity leave ALWAYS paid my dues i was expecting my state pension and nhs one but I get £190 pm nhs pension so had to return to work full time im 65 after 49 years of working full time I’m shattered I’ve had 2 heart stents I was off work for 6 weeks with that but again your not thought any better of the DWP more interested in saving pans for pots who have paid zero into this country .

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  58. I was born in 1957 I never got a letter tell me when I could retire. It was. 3 month before my 60th birthday I phone up to claim my pension and was told that I had to work till I was 66 iv just retire now but when you think about it we all lost 6 years of pension money what have they done with every ones 6 years of money

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  59. Born 1954- if few months earlier could have retired at 65 instead of 66.
    Knew years ago that would be 64&half but then changed to 66 with 7yrs notice-yet Mr Cameron had just bragged on the radio that only fair that 10yrs.notice be given (that was to placate public service staff)Lost out on over £40,000 compared to ones retired already at 60.Yet they are the ones moaning now that get lower old pension.
    My divorce settlement was based on 60 (even by solicitor)
    To keep the ones already retired at 60 sweet–they were given pension increase using money saved by ones retiring at 66.
    I had kept a check on pension years ago by my own volition for peace of mind.Also paid up for gaps -When criteria changed from 30yrs contributions to 35 I paid up So paid few thousand over years whilst still working.Again the ones born before 1951 (ones born in 1952 retired at 62 etc)had less contributions to make.
    Even small additional pension was stopped -rules changed just before I retired Again if born couple of months earlier would have had that.
    I found the latter years of working hard physically difficult after 63.The injustice came with the speed of increase.I had contacted my MP. Speed of changes was key.Now women have had notice.The injustice is for ones losing out in £40000-£50,000 compared to ones who are over 73 now.We cannot go back to 60 but should be made easier for over 63s with ill health to get benefits.Jobs at 63are hard to find!!!

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  60. Like all us ladies born in 50,s I feel totally and absolutely let down by those who so called people who run this country with dismay and sadness like others i have worked tirelessly all of my life we were told work hard pay your dues buy your home pay into a pension plan so it will look after you in old age I have work all of my life mostly in the NHS I did all the things I thought were right got married brought up my family for what to be still working at 68 (pair time ) can’t do full time work now I still pay tax on very small wage and my small NHS pension it wrong on every level I get no help at all with bills or cost of living and when I am unable to look after myself poorly or in ill heath or need to be in a home they will take my home that I’ve worked all my life for to pay for my care I sit and think what has it all been about cos am sure life should be better that this so please please you so called big wigs and governments give us what’s owed to us with out delay we deserve it

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  61. I was born late March in 1953. I retired at 58 on my work pension assuming I would get state pension at 60. I used all my lump sum to live on. £5,000 per year for 4 and a half years. That was for my future. I lost £18,000. I don’t think £1-3,000 is fair.

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  62. This is totally disgraceful the way the government/DWP has basically robbed women born in the 1950’s. I was born in 1957, started working when I was 15 and started paying NI. In the 37 years at my previous address not once did I receive a letter or any form of notification regarding pension age increase from DWP! It’s been a real struggle working an extra 6 years without time to build savings and having health issues.
    Where has this money gone? And the huge number of women who have sadly passed away while this fiasco carries on. The government has robbed the people who have paid in and supported the economy of this shambles of a country. It’s not Great Britain anymore it’s now become loser Britain! Shame on you all.

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  63. Like many others, I too wasn’t notified of any change of female retirement age.
    It may be a costly mistake made by the ‘powers that be’ if a fair amount of compensation isn’t paid over to all us put in financial jeopardy….and we won’t give up.

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  64. Like many others, I too wasn’t notified of any change of female retirement age.
    It may be a costly mistake made by the ‘powers that be’ if a fair amount of compensation isn’t paid over to all us put in financial jeopardy….and we won’t give up.

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