State Pension Age Change Leads to Protests, Campaigners Asking for Compensations

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A report emphasizes that women born in the 1950s, affected by changes in the state pension age, are entitled to compensation, urging the government to take action. The proposed payout ranges between £1,000 and £2,950, though campaigners advocate for £10,000 each.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) investigated whether affected women were adequately informed about the rise in the state pension age. Despite recommendations for compensation, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has shown reluctance, prompting criticism from the PHSO, which deems the situation “unacceptable.”

Despite recommendations for compensation, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has shown reluctance, prompting criticism from the PHSO, which deems the situation “unacceptable.”

Michele Carlile cited financial struggles and emotional stress due to the delayed pension eligibility.

While hopeful about compensation, Carlile finds the proposed figures disappointing. However, the abrupt adjustments and inadequate communication sparked controversy, leading to financial hardship for many affected women.

The changes stem from efforts to equalize the state pension age between men and women, accelerated by the 2011 Pensions Act.

The PHSO’s call for compensation faces resistance from the DWP, raising concerns about delayed justice and potential fatalities among affected women before receiving payouts. Campaigners like Angela Madden and Pat Pollington stress the urgency of resolving the issue and ensuring fair compensation for affected women.

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