Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
With respect, who do you think paid for the previous generation's State Pensions? I was born in 1954 and started work as a typist at the BBC in 1970. I was promised my State Pension at age 60. I have always worked - only having one year out when I had my daughter in 1989. As a self employed teacher of dance I have sometimes paid 2 types of NI - Class 2 and Class 4. I have almost 50 "qualifying years". I will be 65 in May 2019 and I am still working. I feel like I am being whipped like a poor work horse until I drop.
I feel depressed , robbed of over £30,000 of my State Pension, exhausted - but this is the main feeling - I feel TOTALLY UNDERVALUED by this, and previous Governments.
I am expecting my State Pension and bus pass in November this year but I will continue to fight this scandalous injustice. We are strong, united and we will continue our fight.
My whole family are in agreement on this and have switched their political allegiance accordingly. There are almost 4 million women and stand united.
Susie Clarke, Dartford, Kent
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