This is a copy of a Facebook post I have received which, as a 64 year old 1950s woman without a pension, really hit home.
I am just one of the 3.8 million women who are affected.
3.8 MILLION women!
Thank heavens for all the people who are steadfastly battling on our behalf, too numerous to mention here, but there’s lots of available information to be found on Google and some excellent campaign groups such as Waspi (Women Against State Pension Inequality) and Back To 60, and We Paid In You Pay Out etc.
It is absolutely scandalous that this has happened and that some of the most vulnerable members of our supposedly civilised society are forced to live in abject poverty whilst awaiting their pensions – many of whom are having to wait almost six years!
Nearly six years of struggling on, with a large proportion suffering from declining health, others coping with the bereavement of their partners and still more severely depressed and distressed by their financial worries when, for all of their adult lives, they believed they would receive their pensions on reaching the age of sixty.
Nearly six years of wishing their lives away, probably longing for the day when they will receive what has been rightfully theirs all along.
I wonder if the government are calculating how many of these women will conveniently die before they have to start paying out? Because I was interested to note that MPs themselves are receiving an EXTRA £1368 a year from (rather appropriately) April Fools’ Day 2018, so at least that’s one less worry for us all, knowing that they are ok.
If you agree that this cannot be allowed to continue then please do take a moment to sign this petition as I’m sure every little helps:
And for those of you personally affected then you might be interested to take a look at some of the aforementioned campaign groups and/or to read this article written by the acclaimed political journalist David Hencke:
After all, this is currently happening to 1950s women – what is going to happen to the 1960s women who are hard on our heels? And so forth …
Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this, it is very much appreciated.