Coventry and Warwickshire WASPI group thank MP Zarah Sultana for help with pension fight - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Coventry and Warwickshire WASPI group thank MP Zarah Sultana for help with pension fight

CAMPAIGNERS fighting for Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) want to publicly thank Coventry South MP Zarah Sultana for her continued support.

The Coventry and Warwickshire WASPI group are battling for women born in the 1950 whose state pension age was moved without real warning.

Ms Sultana said: “Women born in the 1950s weren’t properly informed of the rise in the state pension age.

“It’s a huge vindication of WASPI campaigners, who’ve long argued that their pensions were robbed from them. These women are owed fair compensation.”

The Public Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has ruled the DWP was guilty of maladministration from 2004 onwards after failing to contact 1950s born women in person to inform them of the changes.

It followed its own research revealing most women did not know their state pension age had changed, despite a publicity campaign.

The Ombudsman must now decide whether or not an injustice has taken place that deserves compensation. If so, the Government will have a moral duty to put things right.

WASPI Campaign 2018, along with several other groups of 50s born women, are seeking a fast and fair response.

Anyone who wants to be involved in the campaign should email waspicampaign2018.co.uk or email waspicovandwarks@gmail.co.uk for more.

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