As a result of the changes brought in by the 1995 Pensions Act, from 6th April 2010 the age at which women reach Spa will gradually rise to become the same as it is for men (65).
The changes will be phased in between 6th April 2010 and 6th April 2020 on a sliding scale, and will affect women born between 6th April 1950 and 5th April 1955. All women born on or after will reach Spa at age 65.
Between April 2009 and January 2012, the Pension Service will write to all women affected by this change to advise them of their new Spa date and provide them with some general information about Pensions reforms.
For more information please go to the HMRC website at www.hmrc.gov.uk/paye/employees/changes/pension-age.htm