State pension battle for women born in the 1950s has been lost.

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State Pension battle for women born in the 1950s has been lost.

Campaigners have lost a significant legal case against the governments handling of the rise in women’s state pension for women born in the 1950s.

Women born in the 1950s are claiming that the rise is unfair because they did not have enough time to make adjustments to cope with years without a state pension. The age women would get their state pension rose from 60-65 in line with men and will go up to 66 by 2020 and to 67 by 2028.

Campaigners argued that the changes were discrimination but the judges did not agree.

The judges said There was no direct discrimination on grounds of sex, because the legislation does not treat women less favourably than men in law.

The court also rejected the argument that the policy was discriminatory based on age, and even if it was it could be justified by facts.

The campaigners vowed that the fight will go on.

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