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State Pensions

Crucial deadline to boost your state pension extended to 31 July – here's what you need to know

The deadline to top up missing national insurance years between 2006 and 2016 has been extended to 31 July 2023.

7 March 2023

Martin Lewis: Less than six weeks left for millions to boost their state pension by £10,000s – and some can do it for free

If you're aged under 70, you have just weeks left to boost your state pension by £1,000s or even £10,000s – so check NOW.

7 March 2023

Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension

Aged between 45 and 70 years-old? You could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check NOW. That's the warning from (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

26 October 2022

State pensions could rise 10.1% from April as Prime Minister 'committed' to the triple lock - though no certainty over benefits rise

Millions claiming the state pension or benefits could receive a 10.1% increase in payments from April next year. However, the Government has yet to confirm whether this will be the case or whether pension and benefit payments will rise by a different amount.

25 October 2022

Warning: Taken time off work to look after kids? You could be owed state pension - here's how to check and claim

If you stayed at home to care for family, as far back as 1978, your National Insurance record may have been hit with errors that could see you missing out on £1,000s in state pension payments. Below we explain how to check and claim.

1 September 2022

Hundreds of thousands more women found to have been underpaid their state pension - here's how to check if you're owed money

Hundreds of thousands more retirees, mainly women, have been found to have been underpaid their state pension, with the collective shortfall running to £1.5 billion, according to new Government figures. Here's how to check if you've been affected.

8 July 2022

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