1950s Women & The State Pension

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I was born in 1958 and have been a stay at home Mom/carer & for most of my working life I was
1) raising my 4 children
2) caring for a disabled child [with autism]

My question is: Since not enough warning was given about the change in women's pensions and I cannot get enough qualifying years and I am not allowed to claim on my husband's pension what concessions are going to be made for 1950s women like me? And how are women that

1) Don't have enough qualifying years?
2) Are financially unable to top up their credits [e.g. on a very low income]?

going to get a pension?
I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

D Robinson

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