Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government Read more at https://talkradio.co.uk/news/women-affected-pension-changes-win-first-step-legal-challenge-against-government-18120129038#PKICLOHTiRCwpEMI.99 - Ros Altmann
  • ROS ALTMANN

    Ros is a leading authority on later life issues, including pensions,
    social care and retirement policy. Numerous major awards have recognised
    her work to demystify finance and make pensions work better for people.
    She was the UK Pensions Minister from 2015 – 16 and is a member
    of the House of Lords where she sits as Baroness Altmann of Tottenham.

  • Ros Altmann

    Ros Altmann

    Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government Read more at https://talkradio.co.uk/news/women-affected-pension-changes-win-first-step-legal-challenge-against-government-18120129038#PKICLOHTiRCwpEMI.99

    Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government Read more at https://talkradio.co.uk/news/women-affected-pension-changes-win-first-step-legal-challenge-against-government-18120129038#PKICLOHTiRCwpEMI.99

    Women win first stage of battle against Government over their State Pension Age. ( link to pdf )

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    1. I admire the WASPI women’s tenacity in campaigning for justice. Those born in the 50s are not the only women affected by the change to the state retirement age, however.

      Ill and disabled women like myself who are claiming on Income Protection policies, which end at 60, will miss out on 7 years of insurance payments. We can’t extend the policies to the new retirement age as we are already claiming on them. It’s going to have devastating consequences once I reach 60 because it’s impossible to live on £70 a week state sickness benefits, which barely pays my Tesco grocery bill, and I have no other income.

      The government are saving 7 years of paying me my state pension, and the insurance company are saving 7 years of paying me income protection. The only loser is me.

      No-one is campaigning for us and we are too ill to campaign for ourselves.

      No-one disagrees that the pension age should be equal for men and women. However, some disabled women have been discriminated against financially in order for the rest of healthy society to attain equality. How can that be just or fair?

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