Early retirees threaten ministers with legal action over pensions

A group of people on early retirement schemes are threatening the government with legal action over its plans to increase the state pension age.

They argue their early retirement packages were based on a state pension age of 65, but now ministers plan to increase that by one or two months a year, they will be left without income for several months.
Unless ministers come up with a stop-gap measure, the pensioners say they will take the issue to court.
The government is working on a measure to tide over some people caught in the pension gap, but only those on very low incomes, Nos television reports.

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