Description: Latest surveys confirm that women are particularly confused about pensions and they need help. Government also needs to inform them of all the changes happening to their pensions so they can make a proper plan.
This file contains a link to the DWPs state pension age calculator, which allows you to enter your date of birth and calculate your state pension age, while also giving the detailed timetable of state pension age dates for women born between April 1950 and March 1953.
Ros wrote a comment article for the Yorkshire Post on how state pension age changes are so complicated they have left many women bewildered. She calls for more information to be provided by Government to ensure the public is informed. Here is a link to the article too.
Ros explains why older women are so confused about their state pensions – the whole reform agenda has caused serious problems for many women in their late 50s and Government must address this by providing everyone with clear information so they know what is happening.
Ros comments on the latest Government statement that people living abroad will not be able to claim pension rights on their husband’s record in the UK. She points out that UK resident women have relied on their husband’s contributions and should not have their rights removed just to appease UKIP supporters.
The Final Newsletter from the ‘I’m one of the 80,000’ campaign group welcoming the Government’s decision to bring forward the introduction of the new single tier state pension to April 2016, therefore including all those women who face a second rise in state pension age
Ros welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that the new single tier state pension will be introduced from april 2016 after all, not April 2017. This means all women who have had a second increase in state pension age will be included in the new system.
Ros comments on latest figures from DWP showing a staggering Â£200 a week difference between state pension payments across the country – and explaining that the current system is unfair, especially as most of the with low pensions are women and with high pensions are men.
Ros comments on a report from MetLife showing the big differences in pensions between males and females.
An article published in the Sunday People newspaper, where Ros explains that women’s pensions are far lower than men’s and those women approaching retirement now have very poor pension prospects.