‘I missed out on £47,000’: Waspi women’s pension report could recommend compensation – BBC News

Some women say the way the state pension age was raised, from 60 to 65, was unfair.
'I missed out on £47,000': Waspi women's pension report could recommend compensation - BBC News
i missed out on 47000 waspi womens pension report could recommend compensation bbc news

A woman who missed out on thousands of pounds because of the pension age change says she had no choice but to continue working despite suffering with painful arthritis.

Karen Woodward, 65, from Portland, is self-employed and started suffering from arthritis in her 50s.

Two years before she was due to retire, a friend told her of the change to the pension age for women.

“It was a huge shock. Because of being self-employed I hadn’t started a pension plan or put any money aside because I didn’t think there was any need to,” she tells BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Woodward says she missed out on £47,000 because of the change.

To keep up a “nice, comfortable, ordinary standard of living” she had to continue working, despite having “very, very painful days”.

“Having the pension would have meant the show didn’t have to go on,” she says.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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