THE wait will be over for 1950s-born women on September 15 when they will learn the outcome of a court case they hope will bring them pension justice.

The decision will impact thousands of Carmarthenshire residents.

On July 21 and 22 a virtual Court of Appeal hearing took place on behalf of the Back to 60 Campaign after the High Court denied their case last October.

Michael Mansfield QC and his team argued that 1950s women were discriminated against on the grounds of age and sex when their state pension age was changed from 60 to 66. Lack of adequate notice of the changes had left many women in a desperate situation.

A spokeswoman for Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI), said: “After years of campaigning we are awaiting this judgement with baited breath to see if we will finally get justice.1950s women have been denied several years of the state pensions we paid into throughout our working lives. Many are in dire financial straits or have to carry on in jobs they are no longer physically fit to do. If they had the pensions they had relied on they could retire and free up jobs for younger people. This decision could make a massive difference to the lives of so many people.”

The decision will be posted on the Courts and Tribunals website after 10.30am on September 15.