Hi all Gransnetters!
The latest changes to the state pension age take effect this month, with the retirement age rising to 65 for women.
BBC Business Unit North is seeking a family to help with our coverage of this important development.
We’d like to speak to one of the so called ”WASPI” women, born between 1950 & and 1955, who stand to lose income as a result , and also the same women’s mother and daughter or niece.
The idea would be to see how the change in policy is affecting women in the same family in different ways.
The elderly mother for example would have been under the old state pension where she most likely had a much lower pay out than her husband.
This is usually estimated to be a fifth or less, but in fact many of these women born in the thirties and forties had no state pension at all.
The daughter/ niece stands to get more but at a later date with the state pension age rising to 68 at some point between 2024-46
The final report would be for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Online.
Could Gransnet user who feels they may fall into this category and could take part send a short explanation of their family’s situation and a mobile contact number
Please send details to
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