Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The DWP have often mentioned The Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No 221 which is the Public awareness of State Pension age equalisation in correspondence to many Freedom of Information request and in responses to DWP complaint letters from the Group of Women born in the 1950’s, I have read this report and would like some information with regards to some of the contents.

Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No 221
Public awareness of State Pension age equalisation
By Clare Murphy

This was a report of research carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions First Published 2004. ISBN 1 84123 730 2

Claire Murphy at the time was a Research Officer in the Social Research Division of the Department for Work and Pensions, specialising in research on savings and pensions.

She made this statement in a Summary which was:

This report provides findings of new research to establish the extent of knowledge of the forthcoming changes to women’s State Pension age (SPA) and how this varies according to age, sex, labour market status, region and private pension provision.

The research will contribute to the design of the Department for Work and Pensions marketing campaign about the future equalisation of SPA.

It will also improve the Department’s understanding of when people engage with issues regarding state pensions.

She had reported to the DWP in this report that:

Working status and occupation type were key indicators of awareness levels to the change in SPA among all respondents.

Those in work were significantly more likely to have heard of the increase than those who were economically inactive.

The definitional of economically inactive has been explained by the below government and prominent persons as:

Economic inactivity - Office for National Statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/elmr/econ...
Has said that economically inactive means:
The economically inactive are defined as people who are not in employment or unemployed.
There are many reasons why an individual may be inactive, for example, they might be studying, looking after family or long-term sick.
From the House of Commons Library https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/ins... by Aliyah Day Feb 18th 2015
They had said that economically inactive means:
The main economically inactive groups are students, people looking after family and home, long term sick and disabled.

In the Report by the Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No 221 Public awareness of State Pension age equalisation

On Page 22 Awareness of own State Pension age the report had said:

Of the working women who will be affected by the increase, 46 per cent were able to correctly identify their SPA as being 65 years or between 60 and 65 years.

In contrast, only 36 per cent of economically inactive women who will be affected were able to correctly identify their SPA.

The DWP had identified in this report that those in work were significantly more likely to have heard of the increase than those who were economically inactive.

The research will contribute to the design of the Department for Work and Pensions marketing campaign about the future equalisation of SPA.

My Freedom of Information Request is:
How did the DWP inform the economically inactive women on the 2011 Spa Pension act change?

Was anything extra done by the DWP to advised women who were at a disadvantage by being identified as economically inactive women, which is showed by the DWP report as above.

Bearing in mind the research undertaken by the DWP was reported it would design the campaign about the future equalisation of SPA and the report was in 2004 prior to the 2011 Spa Pension act change, and economically inactive women who will be affected were able to correctly identify their SPA again identified by the DWP in this report, this information was reported by the DWP staff prior to the 2011 pension act changes.

My Freedom of Information Request is:

With many women who were on long term sick and disabled, they would have regular communication with the DWP, by means of letters and regular notification on benefits etc, did the DWP advise any of the Women which the DWP had identified as economically inactive (who would have been effective by the 2011 Pension act) in any of the DWP communications other than the letters that were sent between January 2012 and November 2013.

Yours faithfully,
LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

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I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

over the 20 days waiting time

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

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Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

I had sent this request on 24 September 2018 it is now 2 months over due your response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, the authority you DWP should have responded

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Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear Mrs Langton,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 24
September.

Your response is attached

Yours sincerely,

DWP Operations FOI Team

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Dear Mrs Langton,

I am writing in response to your request for internal review, received 20
November.

Your response is attached

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