How to Check if Your State Pension Payments Are Correct
THE STATE PENSION is available to help people financially in later life, although the amount of State Pension payments received by one person may differ from that of another. So, how can you know if your State Pension payments are accurate?
The State Pension is determined by a number of criteria. However, errors may occur, and those receiving a State Pension may not receive what they are entitled to.
Hundreds of thousands of women have not been receiving the correct amount of State Pension, according to the Telegraph.
Women who attained State Pension age before April 2016 may have been paid less than they were entitled to, according to the publication.
The underpayment may have impacted married and divorced women, widows, and women over the age of 80.
The Department of Work and Pensions is expected to owe repayments to almost 200,000 women (DWP).
The new State Pension is £179.60 a week in its entirety.
However, the amount of State Pension payments a person receives is determined by their National Insurance record.
To be eligible for a State Pension, a person’s National Insurance record must have at least 10 qualifying years.
A claimant must have 35 qualifying years on their record in order to get the full State Pension.
For males born before April 6, 1951, and women born before April 6, 1953, the entire basic State Pension is £137.60 per week.
Claimants typically need 30 years of National Insurance contributions to receive the full basic State Pension.
The Pension Service can be contacted by anyone who believes they are not receiving their State Pension correctly.
The Pension Service handles State Pension eligibility, claims, payments, and complaints.
People can contact the Pension Service to learn more about the State Pension or to ask any queries they may have.
From 9.30 a.m. until 3.30 p.m., the Pension Service’s phone lines are open.
The following methods can be used to contact the service: