State Retirement Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of rolling the value of pensioner benefits into the state pension.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The Government has not made an assessment of the potential merits of rolling the value of pensioner benefits into the state pension. Means tested, disability, care and universal benefits serve different purposes alongside the state pension.

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