LETTER: So let down by pensions change

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From: Janet Hogan

Hebrides Walk

I am writing to you today with regard to the stealth escalation of the pension act, which has had a detrimental impact on the lives of women born in the 1950s.

I am a 58-year-old woman, married to a 67-year-old man. We had fabulous plans to retire together when I reached 60 and was receiving my state pension.

Now that the age has been shifted to 66 we have to put all our plans on hold by which time my husband will be 74 and possibly not able to do all the things we wanted to do.

I feel so let down by what has happened and feel that I, along with all women born in the 1950s, are now being penalised. I am writing to you today as a part of campaign to get the decision reversed to allow 1950s-born women to get their state pension at 60.

We are trying to reach the one million goal of signatures of 1950s-born women so that the petition can be submitted to Parliament.