The All Party Parliamentary Group on the issue of 1950s Women’s State Pensions have sent a submission to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, who is currently looking into injustice caused by the maladministration by the DWP. They have accurately represented the picture.
We thought it would be of interest, and include a statement from WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality below.
WASPI warmly welcomes the submission from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s State pensions (APPG), to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO).
“The impact of DWP maladministration on 1950s-born women has been as devastating as it is widespread. The APPG believes that the case for category 6 injustice is overwhelming and clear. Women have had their emotional, physical, and mental circumstances totally obliterated by a lack of reasonable notice. These impacts must be addressed, if we are to reach any kind of conclusion regarding this injustice.”
The conclusion that “It is the belief of the APPG that all typologies of injustice have been met to some degree, and that in the cases of emotional, material, and physiological, they clearly fall within a category 6 injustice” matches what we as a Campaign have been saying for some time. The PHSO reported in July 2021 that maladministration by the DWP was found regarding the lack of notice women received about an up to a six-year increase in their State Pension age. This left the women with no time to make alternative arrangements.
Level six is the highest level of compensation on the PHSO scale, and he can also recommend that women be put back in the financial situation they were in before the maladministration occurred.
WASPI has been Campaigning for six years on this issue, and it’s time the Government accepted its failings and agreed fair and fast compensation of an historic injustice for 1950s women.
WASPI South East Essex
For further information please contact:
Women Against State Pension Inequality Ltd
Company Registration No 10380633
Web Site: http://waspi.co.uk/