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State Retirement Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) members of civil partnerships and (b) members of same sex marriages are able to claim a Category BL pension based on the contributions of a civil partner or spouse; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Civil Partners and those in same sex marriages, who reach State Pension age before 6 April 2016, can derive entitlement to a Category BL basic State Pension if they fall into one of two groups. Either, they have no entitlement to basic State Pension based on their National Insurance contributions, or they get a basic State Pension of less than £80.45 per week (in 2020/21).

In all cases, their spouse or civil partner must have been born on or after 6 April 1950.

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