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Why won’t the DWP add my final state pension grandparent credit yet?

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I start getting my state pension soon, so why won't the DWP add my final grandparent credit until October? Steve Webb replies I read your last column about qualifying years for the state pension. I am due to get my p...

SALLY SORTS IT: We found an old pension policy in a safe

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SALLY SORTS IT: We found a decades old pension policy locked away in a safe - but Aviva won't pay up Before he retired 17 years ago, my husband worked for gentlemen’s outfitters Keogh & Savage in Greenock. Unbekn...

DWP to recheck ALL recent state pension rejections to women

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DWP caves in to pressure to check ALL its recent state pension rejections to women turning 66 after Steve Webb uncovers fresh errorsEXCLUSIVE: Department of Work and Pensions probe after our pressure Webb has raised ...

Is my state pension too low because the final NI year is missing?

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Is my state pension too low because he DWP missed the final year of my NI? Steve Webb finds an error and wins a reader £1,600 - could it affect YOU? I'm 79 and started receiving my state pension in 2008. I knew I did...

When topping up your state pension WON’T pay

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When topping up your state pension WON'T pay: Former pensions minister Steve Webb slams DWP's NI website as 'confusing' and 'misleading'To get full state pension of £185.15 a week you need 35 years of contributions I...

State pension betrayal must not happen again, says ROS ALTMANN

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Triple lock state pension betrayal must not happen again, warns ROS ALTMANN as mooted £1k-a-year rise sparks row Ros Altmann: After struggling through the pandemic, many pensioners are now battling the cost ...

Boris Johnson under pressure over £1,000-a-year state pension increase

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Boris Johnson under pressure over 'bonkers' plan to give pensioners a £1,000-a-year state pension increase while telling public sector workers not to expect inflation-busting pay risesRetirees face double-digit boost...

VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Another day… another state pension shambles

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Another day... another state pension shambles: DWP must come clean over the scale its latest mistakes, says VICTORIA BISCHOFF Another day, another state pension shambles. It has now emerged that the Department for Wo...

Why hasn’t my £22k pension increased after PPF cap was ruled unlawful?

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My annual pension was halved to £22k after my firm went bust, but the PPF 'cap' was later ruled unlawful - why can't I benefit? Steve Webb replies Payout halved: Employer I had built up pension with for 32...

How do I top up my state pension? Steve Webb launches site to help

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Want to top up your state pension, but baffled over which years to buy? Steve Webb launches website to 'decode' how to boost retirement incomePeople are often confused over whether buying top-ups will be worthwhile  ...

One in five people retiring this year will rely on their state pension

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One in five people retiring this year plan to rely on the state pension: So how do you boost your income if you want to stop work?Two thirds of new retirees plan to keep working during their retirement More than a qu...

Do you know what age you get a state pension?

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Do you know what age you get a state pension? Many of us haven't the foggiest idea and are at risk of being caught short The state pension age is due to rise from 66 to 67 between 2026 and 2028 Those born after March...

How to squeeze the most out of your work pension

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How to squeeze the most out of your work pension: From free cash, to cheap investing and handy money saving perks... 16 tips to boost your retirement Modern work pensions are essentially cheap investment products pro...

Help! My pension fund fell £3k in value just as I’m about to retire

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My pension fund has fallen £3,000 in value just as I'm about to retire - why won't my firm freeze it? Steve Webb replies I have a pension plan and could have taken the funds last November on my 65th birthday, but as...

Pension rules discourage doctors from taking on more work, experts say

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'Nonsensical' pension rules discourage doctors from taking on more work to help slash record-breaking NHS waiting lists, experts sayCurrent tax regulations mean huge bills for doctors taking on extra NHS work This me...

Pension system is a ‘slow-motion car crash’ for the middle-aged

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Pension system is a 'slow-motion car crash' for the middle-aged who are at risk of not saving enough for retirement, an ex-minister has warnedGeneration of middle-aged people at risk of not saving enough for retireme...

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