No Leaflet, No Letter, No Notification…..
This booklet provides personal statements relating to the lack of communication from governments past and present relating to women’s pension age increase.
Women born in the 50’s have been wronged, they have seen their pensions delayed by 6 years and governments past and present have done nothing to inform them of the change of law which happened in 1995 and again in 2011.
This present government have tried to using the leaflet as a proof of their informing us, but the law changed in 1995 and the very first leaflet was printed in 2004, 9 years after the law change, if you look at the first comment below from a member who worked in the DWP has questioned the photo on these leaflets as the computer is not in-keeping with the date of the leaflets. We have had DWP senior staff state that they did not see these leaflets that the government state were in Job centres.
Through research we found the leaflets they refer to and posted them to the group for members to view. Many of these leaflets are misleading with their information and they were NOT available to EVERY woman.
Some members did receive certain lealfets but only with their pension forecast which they themselves requested. These particular leaflets were designed to accompany forecasts rather than inform women of their pension delay.
Our group regularly carry out question and answer posts, I asked the group if they had ever seen or received DWP leaflets regarding their pension age increase.
Below are just a few who responded:
Never seen it before this has been developed recently, I can tell by the PC monitors on the leaflet as the DWP didn’t have those PC’s until about 3-4 years ago!
Making it 2014 / 2013
Carole Toolin – Well I’ve definitely never received a copy of that!
Christine Link I’ve never seen that
Glenda Jones Me neither
Jacky Lampshade Clark Never seen it before xxx
Kaye Mcnabgrieve Nor me! ?
Elly Fox I’ve certainly never seen this leaflet before and never got a letter.
Andrea Morgan I’ve never seen this leaflet. It keeps,saying pension at 65? Originally the pension ages were to be staggered and mine was to be age 62 and three quarters what happened to this ruling?
Ruth Smith Where’s my leaflet? Never got one of those with the letter I never got telling me about pension increases. What a bunch of liars.
Jane Emery I’ve never received anything like this…
Christine Carroll Never seen this.
Margret Miller Never received this
Marion J Kelly Never received anything. I found out when just before my 60th I went to look on website how to claim my pension. Aug 1954 now July 2020 3 weeks off my 66th birthday.
Janet GuestMe too
Jane Emery I will be 60 in a couple of weeks..still haven’t had any notification at all….
Elaine Kelly Never seen that before!
Linda Marris No leaflet, no letters, no pension, almost 63 and still waiting for something!!
Liz Harris Never had the leaflet will be 60 in April
Carol Saunders Not seen that either
Sheila Bush Cassidy Me either
Audrey Arnot 60 Last year, no letter or leaflet.
Sue Wardle Never seen this never had letter born 58
Linda White – Bedson No letter no leaflet funny how they all got lost in post
Ellen Buchanan Never seen the leaflet and no letter are you creating a poll
Heather Hand Never seen this! !
Netti Craddock Never seen this leaflet! Seems to have been fabricated retrospectively – too little too late!
Suzi Marie Arnold me too
Lynne Gooding Never received one and never read one until now!!!! So many of us cannot be wrong.
Norma Baldock Never seen this leaflet or had a letter, so where did they all go? Lost in the post! All thousands of them
Mary Williams No letter No leaflet 60 last year and had two hikes so another six years to wait.
Gill Parsons Nov 54 never seen leaflet ,received a letter Jan 2012 telling me my spa was now 66 …….2 years notice. So def not the 18 months the Gov. keeps going on about.
Suzi Marie Arnold lol it really is a kind of ‘oh shiiiite’ moment going on, increase gradually to 65, well mine is 67 without any, I mean any, notification, I only had 3 years to go, wham bham 10 years, that is GRADUAL?
Denise Rawcliffe Amazing so many women agree that they have not received this leaflet As do I!
Georgia Skinner Not seen that one x
Janet Guest August 54. Never received this leaflet or its accompanying letter. Didn’t find out my SPA until 2013 when I asked for a forecast. I will now be 3 weeks off 66 before I retire, despite working since I was 16.
Elaine Wilson Never had any letter the only letter I had was to tell me how much I was getting that was years ago
Marie Milne Never seen by me ?
Myra Clay I never seen one of these until today ! January 1957
Sue Morgan If you include Saturday jobs and after school two nights a week I have been working since I was 13… And I get my pension on my 60th birthday…
I have not seen this leaflet or any letters ..first I heard was from friends and I got a state pension forecast!!
Sue Thorne No letter, no leaflet and I have to wait until I’m 66 unless they extend it again.
Paula Hayden Barclay Prentice I certainly never received this leaflet
Lesley Purden What leaflet???
Angie Bull Never received any leaflet. First time I have seen this.
Pat Long Never seen one of those! Seen tax notices, was sent advice of an incomplete year of stamps and amount to pay when I requested a statement around this time, an ideal communication to include this information!
Still never seen this leaflet, even though I’ve since been made redundant, gone to CAB and the job centre, been forced into self employment and had to pay self employed stamps, all suitable opportunities!!
Linda Sandell I have never seen that leaflet
Bev Turner Never seen this leaflet
Viv Burge Never seen this leaflet
Carole Green I’ve never seen this leaflet.
Mary Jones I did not have a leaflet, only a letter saying that my pension age would be 65. No letter amending it to 66.
Janet Burrows I didn’t get one
Susan Huntley Never seen leaflet and never received any letter!
Norma Fitzsimmons Just turned 60 – No communication whatsoever – but received Tax & NIC Assessments/demands! So they knew my long-standing address!
Michelle Wilson No letter no leaflet. 1955
Avril Simmons Maybe they weren’t sent out when they noticed the printing error, and are afraid to own up to that now?
Suzi Marie Arnold i have just found document September 2010 notifying me of a shortfall and if i want to donate to make up said shortfall NO mention of pension age rise, which in real time would have just taken an extra sentence IF they wanted us to know in time that is
Gill Parsons Do we know date they were printed and any ref ID
Suzi Marie Arnold p.s. posted to my Bulgarian address here, as I still declare UK tax etc., so they took the opportunity of asking for some lump payments, I cannot imagine if I HAD paid assuming 60 retirement age
Yvonne Ludford Never got one never seen it before
Julia Donohue Nothing
Janet Field Yes, it’s evidence
Marina Maley Have you sent a copy of this to the WASPI campaign?
Elizabeth Overton I have never seen this leaflet
Marie Phillips I have never seen this
Christine Ziolo Never seen this leaflet, was certainly not sent one.
Linda Barley Also, never seen that leaflet
Trudy Baddams Never received a leaflet
Beryl Johnson Never received this leaflet.
Marilyn Briault I have never seen any leaflet.
Is there a particular part of the country where women were not told of spa.
Oscar Forrest Never seen this leaflet before never received one
Jan Hibbert Didn’t get a letter or leaflet
Marilyn Briault We all hear about this magical. 18 months.
OK if I was informed that my retirement age had been increased to 63 and reluctantly accepted this how is it that I don’t get a pension at 64 and 6 months
Marilyn Briault No letter no leaflet. February 1954.’
June Auckland Never received anything to do with pensions
Margaret Clegg Nothing!
Karen Walsh I received a 1 page letter dated Oct 2012 – nothing from previous years by which time I was already seriously sick so have been unable to make up any contributions. It is worded differently from one above just stating that my retirement age would be at 66.
Not got anything
Georgina O’Donoghue I have never received this leaflet!
Susan Reynolds Letter received in October 2012 notifying SPA as 66 (b. 28.5.55) but no leaflet!
Diane Owen No leaflet, never seen it before!
Chris Williams Leaflet, letter talking about 1995 act, but Labour had passed a further pension age rise law in 2007. Why no mention of that law? I don’t remember any letter in 2009. I asked for and got a letter in 2005, and that made no mention of 1995 or 2007 coming law.
Julia Donohue Clearly laws are there for the breaking…… by the ruling government …..
Published by Trudy Baddams