Pension delay for women – time for action

By on June 10, 2011
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The Government is currently trying to pass a Pensions Bill that will equalise men’s and women’s state pension age at 65 in November 2018, and then raise it to 66 by April 2020. This is 6 years earlier than previously planned.  AGE UK and Saga are campaigning for the Government to rethink this proposal since it will result in a delay of up to 2 years for women born between 1953 and 1959 to receive their old age pension.

The campaign is gaining support amongst MPs and it was reported last week in the Sunday Times’ that the Treasury is now considering a reprieve for the hundreds of thousands of women affected.

The table below shows exactly how the proposed changes will affect them unless the government acts to stop this legislation becoming law.

Anyone affected should write to their MP and lobby them to stop this legislation altogether. Time is running out since the second reading of the bill is scheduled for the 20th June.

With the basic state pension worth around £5,000 a year, a woman facing a two year delay in receiving her state pension will lose out on a massive £10,000.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO STATE PENSION AGE FOR WOMEN

DATE OF BIRTH CURRENT PENSION AGE NEW PENSION AGE DELAY*
6 April – 5 May 1953 63 Yrs 1 Mth 63 Yrs 2 Mths 2 mths
6 May – 5 June 1953 63 Yrs 2 Mths 63 Yrs 5 Mths 4 mths
6 June – 5 July 1953 63 Yrs 3 Mths 63 Yrs 8 Mths 6 mths
6 July – 5 Aug 1953 63 Yrs 4 Mths 64 8 mths
6 Aug – 5 Sept 1953 63 Yrs 5 Mths 64 Yrs 2 Mths 10 mths
6 Sept – 5 Oct 1953 63 Yrs 6 Mths 64 Yrs 5 Mths 1 yr
6 Oct – 5 Nov 1953 63 Yrs 7 Mths 64 Yrs 8 Mths 1 yr 1 mth
6 Nov – 5 Dec 1953 63 Yrs 8 Mths 65 Yrs 1 yr 4 mths
6 Dec1953 – 5 Jan 1954 63 Yrs 9 Mths 65 Yrs 2 Mths 1 yr 5 mths
6 Jan – 5 Feb 1954 63 Yrs 10 Mths 65 Yrs 5 Mths 1 yr 7 mths
6 Feb – 5 Mar 1954 63 Yrs 11 Mths 65 Yrs 8 Mths 1 yr 9 mths
6 Mar – 5 April 1954 64 Yrs 66 Yrs 2 yrs
6 April – 5 May 1954 64 Yrs 1 Mth 66th Birthday 1 yr 11 mths
6 May – 5 June 1954 64 Yrs 2 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 10 mths
6 June – 5 July 1954 64 Yrs 3 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 9 mths
6 July – 5 Aug1954 64 Yrs 4 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 8 mths
6 Aug – 5 Sep 1954 64 Yrs 5 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 7 mths
6 Sep – 5 Oct 1954 64 Yrs 6 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 6 mths
6 Oct – 5 Nov 1954 64 Yrs 7 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 5 mths
6 Nov – 5 Dec 1954 64 Yrs 8 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 4 mths
6 Dec 1954 – 5 Jan 1955 64 Yrs 9 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 3 mths
6 Jan – 5 Feb 1955 64 Yrs 10 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 2 mths
6 Feb – 5 March 1955 64 Yrs 11 Mths 66th Birthday 1 yr 1 mth
6 March – 5 April 1955 65th birthday 66th Birthday 1 yr
6 April – 5 May 1955 65th birthday 66th Birthday 1 yr
6 April 1955 – 5 April 1959 65th birthday 66th Birthday 1 yr

 

* Delay will be within one month of period shown, depending on exact date of birth

 

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