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Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is now available. It should make the state pension boosting process quicker and easier for most people.

29 April 2024

Help 80,000 vulnerable teens unlock much-needed Child Trust Fund cash, MPs urge Government

Tens of thousands of young people with special educational needs and disabilities remain locked out of their savings held in Child Trust Funds – and the Government must do more to help them, a cross-party group of MPs have said.

20 March 2024

Warning: 100,000s who took time off work to look after kids could be owed £1,000s in state pension payments – what you need to know

You don't need to do anything for the time being, though you will need to claim your missing state pension payments later this year.

13 July 2023

'I got £22,000 in backdated bereavement help and it's been life-changing' – check if you're eligible as MSE readers reclaim £124,000 so far

MoneySavers with children whose partners have sadly passed away have reclaimed £124,000-plus in total in backdated bereavement help, in just three months, after reading about it on

23 May 2023

Disability payments delayed ahead of Christmas with many left waiting for their money - here's what we know

Some claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP) say they have yet to receive their payments for this month, leaving many struggling for cash ahead of Christmas. The disability payments were due to be paid today (5 December).

6 December 2022

£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid

Additional £150 cost-of-living payments for those with disabilities were due to start on 20 September, but over six weeks later some people are still waiting to be paid. The Government insists the vast majority of the six million due the payment have received it and has said that those still waiting should be paid by the end of this week (by 14 November).

7 November 2022

Are you one of six million people claiming disability benefits? You should get your £150 cost of living payment from today

Six million disabled people will receive their additional £150 one-off cost of living payment from today (20 September), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed.

20 September 2022

Almost all eligible households have received their first cost of living payment - if you haven't, here's what you need to know

Over seven million of the UK's poorest households have now received the first half of their £650 cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible for the cash and when you'll get it.

3 August 2022

Warning: Three cost of living scams to watch out for as fraudsters try to exploit the crisis

Official Government support payments are usually automatic, so if you get a request for information out of the blue via text, email, or phone call – be wary.

14 July 2022

Millions of households to start receiving their first cost of living payment TODAY - but there could be delays for some

Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the first half of their £650 cost of living payment from next week. But be warned, there is a possibility some payments could be delayed. Here's what you need to know.

14 July 2022