Huntingdon WASPI supporters waiting with “bated breath” for latest pension decision
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On September 15, the wait will be over for women born in the 1950s, who will learn the outcome of a court case they hope will bring them pension justice.
The decision will affect some 4,000 women in Huntingdonshire alone.
On July 21/22, a virtual Court of Appeal hearing took place on behalf of the Back to 60Campaign after the High Court denied their case last October. Michael Mansfield QC and his team argued that 1950s women were discriminated against on the grounds of age and sex when their state pension age was changed from 60 to 66.
Heather Cook, co-ordinator of Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) group in Huntingdonshire, said: “After years of campaigning we are awaiting this judgement with bated breath to see if we will finally get justice. 1950s women have been denied several years of the state pensions they paid into throughout our working lives. Many are in dire financial straits or have to carry on in jobs they are no longer physically fit to do.
INFO: Huntingdonshire WASPI can be contacted via email: email@example.com,
A separate campaign group call Women Against State Pension Inequality says it is pursuing thousands of complaints of maladministration with the Department of Work and Pensions on behalf of WASPI women. Currently six sample cases are being investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
“Our campaign aim remains the same, to achieve fair compensation for all women born in the 1950s affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts,” said a spokesperson for the group.