Waspi women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please tell me why you are refusing to pay women born between 1/1/1950-31/12/1959 the pensions that they paid to receive at age 60.
Please tell me why you and your employers,are continually telling the public that no 1950's born woman is waiting for more than 18 extra months for her pension,when in fact we are waiting up to 6 extra years.
Please tell me why,as insurers,you did not write to each contributor,to inform them that they would not receive their pension at age 60.
Insurance contributions, as paid by ourselves, and our employers, should be refunded to each of us,with interest, as you have failed to provide the product we paid for. Please explain why we have not been offered our money back.

Yours faithfully,

Janette Crawford

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David Hencke (Westminster Confidential) writes:

'But there is also something alarming in this tale for the WASPI women who have placed their faith in the Ombudsman to save them. First compensation for the potential loss of tens of thousands of pounds is just £500 and £750. Secondly it could suggest if maladministration is proven that the DWP will just compensate the six women involved in the complaint and ignore the rest of the 3.8 million. Thirdly it looks like the DWP may ignore the Ombudsman’s recommendations -knowing he can’t compel them to do anything – or make it so difficult and obtuse for the women to claim that they will get nothing. After all you can’t prove you never had a letter!'


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Latest from David Hencke:

'Exclusive: Parliamentary Ombudsman stalls maladministration investigation for 3.8 million 50s women denied pensions'


'Robert Behrens, the Parliamentary Ombudsman, has halted his maladministration investigation until at least the end of next month leaving 3.8 million women who have delayed pensions having to wait even longer to find out whether he will recommend any compensation.'

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David Hencke writes:

'Exclusive: Leaked Parliamentary Ombudsman report blames 50s Women for not understanding they would have to wait six more years for a pension'


'WASPI finally issues a statement on the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report – but keeps its supporters in the dark on its dire findings'


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David Hencke latest:

'Leaked document says nearly all not to get one penny compensation – despite his finding of partial maladministration – and WASPI appears to have covered this up'


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Penetrating analysis by PHSO the Facts:


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Scottish Legal News - 3/4/23:

'The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign has scored a major victory in its fight to win compensation for 1950s-born women affected by short notice changes to their state pension age.'


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Sobering analysis of the WASPI legal victory by PHSO the Facts:

'Why did Rob Behrens force WASPI into legal action?'