State Retirement Pensions: Females

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th July 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, what steps she is taking to use the Government’s administrative data to identify married women who are not receiving the level of state pension to which they are entitled; how many of those women have been identified; what the average value is of those backdated state pension payments, and if she will make a statement.

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

Holding answer received on 02 July 2020

We are aware of a number of cases where individuals have been underpaid State Pension. We corrected our records and reimbursed those affected as soon as errors were identified.

We would encourage anyone who thinks they have failed to claim a State Pension increase they are eligible for to contact the department.

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