To: David Gauke MP. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Give women over 60 their bus pass NOW!

Give women over 60 their bus pass NOW!

Some women born during the early 1950's have lost out on receiving their state pension at 60 and cannot claim their bus pass or other benefits.

Men of the same graded retirement age as women can claim their bus pass - i.e below their current pensionable age.

A fairer gesture towards these disenfranchised women would be to give them the opportunity to claim free bus pass travel now.

Why is this important?

The alignment of state pension age for both sexes has resulted in serious financial disadvantage for women born in the early 1950s.

A retrospective compensation payment to this group will be a significant financial issue, and this petition, though sympathetic, is not aligning itself to this cause.

It is widely known that many women are suffering from financial problems due to the pensions mess and there are many petitions fighting this cause. Having a free bus pass will help alleviate some of the problems that these women face.

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Reasons for signing

  • I want my pension and my bus pass and my cold weather payment. born 1957 robbed of 6 years pension without proper notice to prepare.
  • Because I consider the whole thing is basically theft, and state pension is NOT a benefit
  • Because it's our right.

Updates

2017-08-18 22:12:10 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-17 21:39:07 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-08-17 16:23:33 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-17 15:11:47 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-20 11:50:12 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-18 16:27:59 +0100

10 signatures reached