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Thousands of women will receive letters stating they are owed £13,500 over state pension scandal

Added 03-04-21 04:36:08am EST - “Budget documents yesterday revealed that the state pension scandal will cost the UK's Department for Work and Pensions an estimated ” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Women to get letters stating they are owed £13,500 in pension scandal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Around 200,000 women will receive letters to say they are owed an average £13,500 windfall due to state pension admin blunders dating back nearly 30 years.

Budget documents yesterday revealed that the scandal will cost the Department for Work and Pensions an estimated £3billion to rectify.

A dedicated team of 155 civil servants is working through hundreds of thousands of files to trace every woman affected and pay them any money owed. But the laborious task could take six years.

The scandal relates to the failure to pay automatic increases to the state pensions of wives, widows and the over-80s.

Women who retired under the old state pension system before April 6, 2016, are entitled to claim a rate equivalent to 60 per cent of their husband's basic state pension. The DWP was supposed to pay this automatically from March 2008.

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