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New update on calls for State Pension pay of £549 each week for every person over 60

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More than 59,500 people have signed an online petition calling for a ‘universal’ weekly State Pension payment of nearly £550 to bring into line with the National Living Wage.

Petition creator Michael Thompson also suggests making the option to claim State Pension available to everyone from the age of 60 - six years lower than the current official age of retirement of 66.

In February, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rejected the proposed payment increase that would be equivalent to 48 hours at the National Living Wage and worth £549.12 per week, or £28,554.24 over the 2024/25 financial year.

However, the response hasn't deterred supporters from adding their name to the e-petition and is on track to reach the 100,000 signatures threshold before it closes on July 15, 2024.

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