Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I have sent a similar FOI on the subject below however it is different because of conflicting answers from the DWP and now from research briefings files from parliament.

From my recent Freedom of Information Request FOI2018/01058
Date: 21 August 2018

January 2012 and November 2013 Source: Department for Work and Pensions (USP0162) Following the Pensions Act 2011, DWP wrote to all those directly affected by the changes (born 6 April 1953 to 5 April 1960) to inform them of the change to their State Pension age.

This involved mailing more than 5million letters to those affected.
One of my questions was:

Please could you send me just the copy of the template letter and any leaflets which were sent to women who was born in Dec 1954 that informs them of changes to the state pension?

The DWP Response was:

Please see enclosed a copy of the template letter, as requested.
There were no leaflets issued with this letter.

RF2C was the reference number of the sample template letter that the DWP had attached to my Freedom of Information Request, the date on the letter was January 2012.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.
Yours sincerely,
DWP Central FoI Team

BRIEFING PAPER
Number CBP-7405, 16 October 2018
State Pension age increases for women born in the 1950s
Number CBP-7405, 15 October 2018 22
On Page 22 see internet
Research briefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7405/CBP-7405.pdf

A summary of who was written to when was given in answer to a PQ in
January 2018:
The Government sent letters to women affected by the 1995 Act changes between April 2009 and March 2011 using the address details held by HMRC at that time.
The timetable for equalising State Pension age for women and men to 65 and the subsequent increase to 66 was accelerated by the Pensions Act 2011 following sharp increases in life expectancy projections.

A concession was made prior to the passing of the 2011 Act which reduced the maximum delay that anyone would experience in claiming their State Pension, relative to the previous
timetable, to 18 months compared to the original proposal.

Following the Pensions Act 2011 the Government wrote to all those directly affected to inform them of the changes to their State Pension age between January 2012 and November 2013.

Background to direct mail outs:

•Apr 09 – Mar11: All those affected by the 1995 Act changes alone (those born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1953) were sent letters informing them of the change to their State Pension age. Letters went to approximately 1.2 million women between 2009 and 2011.

•Jan 12 – Nov 13: All those affected by the 2011 Act changes(those born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960) were sent letters informing them of the change to their State Pension age.

This involved mailing more than 5 million letters with an accompanying leaflet to those affected, between January 2012 and November 2013

My Freedom of Information request are:

The DWP had made forceful statement of fact There were no leaflets issued with this letter, yet Number CBP-7405, 16 October 2018 parliament was told in answer to a PQ in
January 2018 that the letters had a accompanying leaflet to those affected, between January 2012 and November 2013 who is telling the truth and who is telling lies.

My Freedom of Information request are:

Are Djuna Thurley: Richard Keen who's name is on this House of Commons Briefing Paper work for the DWP and where did they obtain this wrong information, unless the DWP has not told the truth.

My Freedom of Information request are:

Has the DWP supplied the wrong information and who in the DWP gave this summary of who was written to when was given in answer to a PQ in January 2018:

Yours faithfully,
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'.

still waiting a reply over due not within the 20 day period

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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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 17 October 2018 it is now over 1 month 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 17th
October.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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Dear Mrs Langton,

I am writing in response to your request for internal reviews, received 30
November.

Your response is attached

Yours sincerely,

DWP Operations FOI Team