State pensioners 'can't live' on DWP payments and 'face homelessness'

A Department for Work and Pensions state pensioner says she "can't live" on the State Pension and could find herself HOMELESS. A DWP claimant has hit out at the paltry sum she is receiving through the State Pension during a scathing interview with GB News.

The DWP WASPI woman Marion Williams, 67, from Newcastle spoke to GB News and said: “The biggest impact for me was my employer not understanding the rules themselves. Many Waspi women did not receive notification, I didn’t receive anything to tell me of the change.

“They [the employer] hadn't given me a pension and I didn’t have any big pension to fall back on, so I’ve been picking up temporary jobs. Here, there and everywhere. I’ve been very lucky to pick them up, it’s not easy and that’s how I’ve survived. I’m now 67 and I got my pension last year which is nice, but not very much. I couldn’t live on it.”

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“The management fee I pay each month is more than my mortgage used to be. I could find myself homeless for not paying that. We’ve also got the lease running out and, as I get older, I just won’t be able to live in that type of accommodation so I just have to keep working," she said.

Ms Williams is among the campaigners fighting for compensation from the DWP over historic injustices in State Pension payments. Women Against State Pension Inequality Ltd is a campaign group fighting for fair compensation for the maladministration by the DWP in not properly informing 1950s women of State Pension Age changes.

The campaign states: "Some of us were already 58 when the DWP pulled the rug from under us by letting us know far too late that we could not retire and draw a pension at 60 but must instead wait until 66. By then we had taken life-changing decisions to leave work, often taking up caring responsibilities for our elderly parents, grandchildren or ill partners."