02 Jul DPG instructed by Crowd funded Womens Pension Campaign
A campaign started on social media highlighted the prejudice caused by State Pension Age changes for women born in the 1950s.
The 1995 Conservative Government’s State Pension Act included plans to increase women’s state pension age from 60 to 65 so that it was the same as men’s.
But because of the way the increases were brought in, and in particular the timing of the increase and lack of notice hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950’s (on or after 6th April 1951) have been hit particularly hard. Significant changes to the age state pension is received have been imposed with a lack of appropriate notification, with little or no notice and much faster than promised.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of women are suffering financial hardship, with not enough time to re-plan for retirement.
Crowd funding at www.crowdjustice.co.uk has raised £6,000 for an initial advice from DPG solicitors and counsel.