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Women across the country who have been fighting the Department for Work and Pensions for the past three years were left devastated when their complaints were suddenly and unilaterally closed just before Christmas.
The DWP has already closed over three thousand Women Against State Pensions Inequality Ltd (WASPI) complaints due to a successful legal action being taken by another campaigning group, the Back to 60 group. One of their barristers Catherine Rayner, stated that there were no fewer than 60 changes to the date that a 1950s woman could get a pension.
The Judicial Review at the High Court will mean that thousands of women are left without their complaint being thoroughly investigated by the DWP`s own complaints process. Women will need to contact their MP for support in taking their complaint to the next stage and the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
The next meeting of the Cunninghame WASPI group will be held in Irvine on Saturday January 26 at 10.30am in Fullerton Community Hub for women affected by the state pension age changes.
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