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Only 43 per cent aware of pension age change

Less than half of women due to be affected by forthcoming increase in womens state pension age are aware of the change according to research published by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Only 43% of women who will be affected by the increase knew about it while 59% of working age respondents of both sexes said they were aware of the increase. The age at which women can claim the state pension will increase by a year for five years from 2010 to bring it into line with the retirement age for men.
Respondents who are still in work, particularly those in professional or managerial occupations, were more likely to have heard of the increase.

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