Universal credit and other benefits to rise from today - how to check you're not missing out
Millions of people will see a slight increase to their benefit payments starting from this month. Benefits such as universal credit, child benefits and state pension payments will see a rise. Here’s everything you need to know.
11 April 2022
Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so
Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.
26 January 2022
MPs call state pension shortfalls for women a 'shameful shambles' - here's how to check to see if you are owed money
if you think you've been affected and underpaid it's important you check to see if you are owed money.
21 January 2022
State pension to increase by 3.1% next April giving some retirees an extra £5.55/wk
More than 10 million pensioners could see their state pension rise by £5.55/wk from April 2022 after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that inflation stood at 3.1% in the year to September - a figure that is typically used to calculate the following year's state pension increase.
25 November 2021
State pension 'triple lock' to be suspended for a year
The state pension will rise by a smaller amount from next April as the Government has announced plans to temporarily suspend its so-called 'triple lock'.
7 September 2021
State pensions set to be boosted by 2.5% under triple lock
State pensions are expected to rise by 2.5% next April under the 'triple lock' guarantee – meaning an increase of about £230/year for those receiving the new state pension in full
21 October 2020
State pension age rises to 66
The official state pension age has now hit 66 – and is set to rise further in the coming years
6 October 2020
State pensions to rise by 3.9%
State pensions are expected to rise by 3.9% from next April – the biggest increase since 2012
16 October 2019
State pension age equalised for men and women
From today, women in the UK will be eligible for the state pension at the same age as men
6 November 2018
10 million state pension forecasts viewed online since 2016 – how to check yours
An online tool which checks how much state pension you're likely to get - also known as your 'state pension forecast' - has now been used 10 million times, new figures show. Here's how to check your forecast
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