The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has sent his provisional views about injustice (stage 2) and remedy (stage 3) to the 500 “complainants” - ie those people whose complaints reached the Ombudsman - and their representatives, including their MPs. They have also sent copies of the evidence that was used in reaching these provisional views. The complainants and their representatives are invited to submit any further evidence to the PHSO by 21 December 2023, following which they will reach their final decisions.
We’re looking for volunteers to email a copy of The WASPI BUZZ, our update for MPs, to their MP every month. There are 650 MPs at Westminster who need to be kept up to date about our campaign. We want to cover all of them, not just those who support us.
If you’d like to volunteer, please email email@example.com with
1. your name
2. your email address
3. the name of your constituency and/or your MP
When our next issue of The BUZZ is ready, we will email it to you with instructions of how to forward it to your MP. Thank you for your help.
For news on the Ombudsman's investigation see the latest UPDATE (No.18) from our colleagues at Women Against State Pension Inequality
We are delighted at the news that following legal action by the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign and supported by us, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has agreed to reconsider his recent report on compensation for 1950s women who were given inadequate notice of changes to their state pension age.
You can read the full story here https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/fair-compensation-for-waspi-women/
In July 2021 the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman ruled that it was maladministration when 3.8 million women born in the 1950s were not given adequate notice that their state pension age had changed. The Ombudsman is now considering what action should be taken by the Department of Work & Pensions to remedy this injustice. He hopes to conclude his investigation by the end of March 2023.
The Ombudsman’s confidential provisional findings have been sent to ‘complainants’ - women whose cases reached the Ombudsman level of the complaints procedure - and their MPs, to give them the opportunity to comment on his provisional recommendations. If you are a complainant you will have been sent the draft report. Please send your comments to the Ombudsman and your MP as soon as possible.
You can read more about the Ombudsman’s investigation below.
WASPI 2018 will continue to campaign for fair and fast compensation.
We are a volunteer-run grassroots campaign with over 60 local groups throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We are fighting the injustice imposed upon 1950s born women by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts. These delayed our State Pension Age by up to six years with little or no notice.
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The WASPI Campaign 2018 is run by volunteers who give their time freely to fight for and on behalf of 3.8 million women who have been affected by the changes to our State Pension Age.
You can make a donation via a bank transfer to the Waspi Campaign 2018:
Name of Bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20-55-41
Account No: 40052590
These funds will go directly to the WASPI Campaign 2018 and will be used to promote the campaign nationwide.
Your donation will also help with running costs which we will, of course, keep to a minimum.
All donations, however big or small, are most gratefully received and will help us to continue our campaign to achieve justice for all the women affected.