#MSE Tip [Married Woman? Check If You Are Due £££s]

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#MSE Tip [Married Woman? Check If You Are Due £££s]

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:42 pm

Hundreds of thousands of married women who hit state pension age before April 2016 could be missing out on £1,000s of extra state pension – and can now claim more.

That’s because if their basic state pension is less than 60% of their husband's, they are due a top up to that amount, but many didn’t get it either due to a computer glitch, or because they didn't know they had to claim.

This can be a substantial amount of money, for example, a woman who reached state pension age in 2010 and who currently gets £55 a week as a basic state pension could be entitled to an extra £1,300 a year if her husband gets the full basic state pension, plus around £5,000 backdated as a lump sum if he retired in 2015.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/ ... -on-p1-00/
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