State pension fury: 1950s women not allowed to pay into pot - 'Our lives are intolerable'
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The state pension age for women rose to 65 to bring it into line with men and will go up to 66 by 2020, and 67 by 2028. But campaign group Backto60's UN representative, Davina Lloyd explained 1950s women were not the generation to have their pensions changed due to them being unable to work or earn a high enough salary to add to a pension. She noted that 1950s womens' lives have been "intolerable" by the age change.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Lloyd said: "A lot of married women weren't allowed to be educated and therefore those women had low paid jobs. "If you're in a low pay job in the 60s and early 70s, you were not able to pay into a pension. "There was a bar at which anyone earning a pittance which they were couldn't pay into the state pension. "If you worked part-time, you couldn't pay into a state pension. READ MORE: State pension age change: Back to 60 has MORE damning evidence
"If you had children and you stayed at home to care for them or you cared for elderly parents, you were not given pension credits so you couldn't build up a pension. "Every single thing that's now been put right more ...
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