Women retirees win £2.7bn for underpaid pensions

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SerendipityJane Thu 04-Mar-21 11:53:35

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56275415

About 200,000 women could be in line for payouts averaging £13,500 to top-up the underpayment of their state pension for up to two decades.

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PurpleHoodie Thu 04-Mar-21 11:57:34

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/4182180-Daily-Mail-investigation-finds-massive-underpayment-in-Women-s-state-pensions

It's good news.

PurpleHoodie Thu 04-Mar-21 11:58:09

If you know of anyone entitled to it, tell them to claim.

ArabellaScott Thu 04-Mar-21 12:07:25

Wow, that's great news.

SunsetBeetch Thu 04-Mar-21 12:08:46

Thanks in part to the Daily Mail, of all places!

Sophoclesthefox Thu 04-Mar-21 12:42:31

Amazing! Am going to check on behalf of my mum, who sounds like she might be in that cohort.

terryleather Thu 04-Mar-21 12:43:43

This is excellent new!

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Thecatonthemat Thu 04-Mar-21 13:30:28

The main reason that women are so angry is that the law was changed, our pension contributions were stolen to different extents nd although the post April 2016 pensioners were told we were getting the full new pension. Many of us did not. In the current climate this change should be reversed in order to free up whatever jobs are done by the “vulnerable” over 60s for younger fitter people.

SerendipityJane Thu 04-Mar-21 13:46:22

My DM passed in 2017, 14 years after her 65th birthday.

I wonder if she was ripped off.

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Ereshkigalangcleg Thu 04-Mar-21 13:47:13

How do we check? Want to check for my grandmother.

MildredPuppy Thu 04-Mar-21 13:47:42

its great this has been uncovered but terrible it happened. The Daily Mail is popular with older women so hopefully they will see this and re-coup their money.

ArabellaScott Thu 04-Mar-21 14:09:59

MildredPuppy

its great this has been uncovered but terrible it happened. The Daily Mail is popular with older women so hopefully they will see this and re-coup their money.

Ereshkigalangcleg, if you go to HMRC you can check NI contributions, although to be honest you need a UTR (unique taxpayer reference) and it's a bit of a faff/complicated for an older person - perhaps best to phone HMRC directly?

ArabellaScott Thu 04-Mar-21 14:10:12

I've always found them very helpful on the phone.

ArabellaScott Thu 04-Mar-21 14:13:24

Actually I've found a checker and more info, link here:

www.which.co.uk/news/2020/08/six-groups-of-women-underpaid-state-pensions-are-you-eligible-to-claim/

direct link to checker:

www.lcp.uk.com/is-your-state-pension-being-underpaid/

SunsetBeetch Thu 04-Mar-21 15:28:58

Brill. I've sent the link to my mum, just in case.

Ereshkigalangcleg Thu 04-Mar-21 16:03:09

Thanks for the checker!

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