State Retirement Pensions: Females

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th 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, whether a married woman is entitled to draw an immediate category BL pension when her husband reaches state pension age in cases where her husband has deferred taking his own pension.

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

Holding answer received on 02 July 2020

Under The Pensions Act 2007 and The Social Security (State Pension and National Insurance Credits) Regulations 2009/2206, since 6 April 2010 where a husband has deferred claiming his State Pension, his spouse has been able to claim their State Pension Category BL top up from his State Pension age.

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