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Frank Hovis

State Pension underpayment - retired married women

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I'm posting this in OT for maximum visibility.  I think my mother is affected by this and am pursuing a claim on her behalf; with 130k affected there is likely to be somebody else's mother also due a pay out.

The basic numbers are simple and quoted below.

Underpayments tend to be in the £5k - £10k range.

To claim for underpaymnet you need to write to or phone your "local" pension office.  The one local to Cornwall is apparently in Wolverhampton.

 

 

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Investigation reveals that 130,000 older married women could be owed up to £100million in state pensions after government blunders were exposed

But former pensions minister Sir Steve Webb said figures suggested that around 130,000 married women – whose husbands were collecting the full basic state pension of £134.25 a week – were getting pensions lower than the £80.45 a week they should receive. 

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8349655/Some-130-000-older-married-women-owed-100million.html

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Just now, GBDamo said:

Is she single?

Eh?  This only affects married women.  It's a recognition of their raising a family so having lower NI.

I aksed my parents to check their weekly state pension and I think my mother has been underpaid since retirement at 60 so is owed a decent wedge.

I suspect the government was hoping that this error would quietly "go away"; as it probably will if you don't make a claim.

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11 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

Eh?  This only affects married women.  It's a recognition of their raising a family so having lower NI.

I aksed my parents to check their weekly state pension and I think my mother has been underpaid since retirement at 60 so is owed a decent wedge.

I suspect the government was hoping that this error would quietly "go away"; as it probably will if you don't make a claim.

Ignore that dumb cunt Frank - he's a fucking wanker...

 

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12 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

Eh?  This only affects married women.  It's a recognition of their raising a family so having lower NI.

I aksed my parents to check their weekly state pension and I think my mother has been underpaid since retirement at 60 so is owed a decent wedge.

I suspect the government was hoping that this error would quietly "go away"; as it probably will if you don't make a claim.

My mum pegged it in 2016 but would fall into  this category. 

Could I claim on her behalf as an executor of her estate? I know she would want me to. 

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47 minutes ago, Kurt Barlow said:

My mum pegged it in 2016 but would fall into  this category. 

Could I claim on her behalf as an executor of her estate? I know she would want me to. 

The only official guidance when I went through tthe DWP website was to direct me to the local pension office nothing about this particular circumstance so they're still ot helping.

I would hope so as she wasn't he one who made the mistake.

It looks to be in the order of £10 per week / £500 per pensioned year.

Good luck.

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10 hours ago, Kurt Barlow said:

My mum pegged it in 2016 but would fall into  this category. 

Could I claim on her behalf as an executor of her estate? I know she would want me to. 

I had to make a claim for something similar for my father. I failed, as there was a six month time limit to nominate you self as the claimant.

That was a while ago though. Things may have changed since then.

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2 hours ago, Wight Flight said:

I had to make a claim for something similar for my father. I failed, as there was a six month time limit to nominate you self as the claimant.

That was a while ago though. Things may have changed since then.

As this announcement has only recently been made I am cautiously hopeful that no time limitation currently applies. 

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