Shannon welcomes findings of PHSO report on WASPI women

Strangford MP Jim Shannon has welcomed the recent report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) which found that WASPI women were mistreated by the Department of Work and Pensions.

By Jim Shannon MP


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The report was published at the end of July and found failings in the way DWP communicated changes to women's State Pension Age.

As a result of changes in pension regulations in 1995 and 2011 some women were given as little as one year's notice of up to a six-year increase to their pension age compared to men who received six year's notice of a one year rise to their State Pension age.

The DUP MP said, "This is an issue that affected tens of thousands of women in Northern Ireland and 3.8 million across the UK. This report is another step forward in the campaign to ensure that they are given the help and assistance they deserve.

Pensions remain a reserved matter for the UK Government and we will continue to work with and support the WASPI campaign to finally secure a fair outcome for so many women across the UK."

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