State Retirement Pensions: Females

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Simon Fell Simon Fell Conservative, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing women born in the 1950s to be able to access their state pensions early.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Secretary of State has made no such assessment.

Unlike a personal or workplace pension, it has always been the case that nobody can claim their State Pension before they reach their State Pension age.

We have no plans to reverse changes to State Pension age. Changes to State Pension age were made over a series of Acts by successive governments from 1995 onwards, following public consultations and extensive debates in both Houses of Parliament.

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