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DWP closes all Waspi complaints 08 Dec 2018 05:21 #11901

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is closing all complaints regarding the changes in women's state pension age, due to a judicial review being granted in this matter.

In a letter to one of the complainants, seen by FTAdviser, the DWP's Independent Case Examiner’s (ICE) Office stated: "Since it is not within the ICE remit to consider issues which are, or have been, subject to legal proceedings we are no longer in a position to proceed with the investigation of your complaint.

"As a result, I’m writing to inform you that your complaint with this office has been closed."

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has a two-tier process for formal complaints, which means once a complainant has exhausted the DWP process they are signposted to the ICE.

The ICE has been handling complaints about the increase of the women's state pension age to 65, which had led to the creation of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) and Backto60 campaigns.

www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2018/12/07/dwp-closes-all-waspi-complaints/
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DWP closes all Waspi complaints 08 Dec 2018 09:40 #11904

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I "Think" Im right in saying there has been a number of Petitions and campaigns against this increase in the retirement age for Woman, looks like its starting to have an impact. :)
Now IF the Government wants to have a Same Age for Retirement why not LOWER Retirement age across the board to 60. B)
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DWP closes all Waspi complaints 08 Dec 2018 09:58 #11907

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My thought on this are, allow EVERYONE (man or woman) who hits 60 to be allowed to get the usual weekly/monthly equivalent to JSA/UC (whatever the rate is at the time) but without ANY conditionality. Meaning, if they won`t allow people to claim a state pension when they hit 60, they can choose to keep working on, or choose not to, but carry on volunteering or just be able to live off what the state pay us under the JSA/UC rules as a single person or a couple.

It makes far more sense to do this and stop harassing people at 60 to keep looking for jobs that are not there. Especially if the person has a disability or a long term health condition that prevents them from managing well. It`s a no brainer. It would also free up more jobs for the younger generation without us oldies churning out CV`s that go straight into the nearest shredder.
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