Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

From https://publications.parliament.uk
Annex 2: Chronology of official publications regarding changes to state pension age.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions (USP0162)

It has written :

In December 1993 the DWP had taken action and issued
“Equality in State Pension Age – A Summary of the Changes” leaflet issued to advise the general public (revised and reissued as EQP1a in February 1996)

In July 1995 The Pensions Act 1995 State Pension estimates were brought up to date with the latest legislation and reflected the 1995 Act

February 1996 Revised and reissued leaflet EQPla to explain SPa changes to the public.

These leaflets were sent to the Benefits Agency and would have been available for our stakeholders to order

From a Freedom of Information request Ref: FoI 4609
Date: 22nd November 2017

Part of the foi request the person asked the DWP

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Can you provide evidence of notifications you say were sent out and publications they were advertised in.

I must point out that I personally do not purchase or read magazines and only briefly flick through newspapers.

I have to say we should have been written to if only in a standard pension forecast form only then can you say we were actually notified. Which I was not

The DWP response was:

To raise further awareness of State Pension age equalisation under the Pensions Act 1995, Leaflet EQP1A: ‘Equality in State Pension age – A summary of the changes’ was issued in July 1995 to advise the general public on the changes.

My Freedom of Information request is :

How could the DWP issued the Leaflet EQP1a Equality in State Pension Age in July 1995 to advise the general public on the changes (as set out in the Freedom of Information request Ref: FoI 4609), when The Pensions Act 1995 was given Royal Assent in July 1995.

In the publications of parliament Chronology of official publications regarding changes to state pension age it clearly states the date as December 1993 for the “Equality in State Pension Age – A Summary of the Changes” leaflet issued to advise the general public, it was only until February 1996 that a Revised and reissued leaflet EQP1a to explain SPa changes to the public was available.

My Freedom of Information request is:
It was not until February 1996 when a Revised and reissued leaflet EQPla was produced, then please advise me which EQP1a leaflet was issued in July 1995.

My Freedom of Information request is:
A Leaflet EQ1A was produced in December 1993 two years before the July 1995 Act, please could you advise me how could the EQP1a have details of the 1995 Act when it was only in February 1996 that a Revised and reissued leaflet EQP1a was available, and according to the publications of parliament Chronology of official publications on the Leaflet EQP1a the only one that was available before February 1996 was the one from December 1993.

My Freedom of Information request is:
Please could you supply me copies of both the Leaflet EQP1a of 1993 and of 1996.

My Freedom of Information request is:
What date was the issue of the Leaflet EQP1a that the DWP had said was issued in July 1995 to advise the general public on the changes?

Yours faithfully,
B Langton

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