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State Pensions

Martin Lewis: Child Benefit warning for couples – are you missing out on £1,000s in future state pension payments?

If you're in a couple and claiming Child Benefit – or aren't claiming because one of you earns £60,000 or more a year – you could be missing out on £1,000s or even £10,000s in future state pension payments.

28 November 2023

Autumn Statement: State pension confirmed to rise by 8.5% from April 2024 – while some benefits will go up by 6.7%

The state pension will rise by 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, meaning millions of people will receive a weekly increase of up to £17.35. Certain benefits, including Universal Credit, will also rise from next April by 6.7%.

28 November 2023

State pension boosting to become easier as new online tool to launch within six months

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is due to launch before the end of this financial year, the Government has confirmed to MoneySavingExpert.com.

19 October 2023

State pension could rise by 8.5% from April 2024 with some benefits expected to go up by 6.7% – here's what's happening

The state pension could rise by up to 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, while certain benefits are expected to go up by 6.7% from next April.

18 October 2023

Getting the state pension? Don't bin an HMRC letter that may be worth £10,000s – it's NOT a scam

If you're getting the state pension and receive a letter from HM Revenue and Customs in the post, DON'T bin it. It's not a scam, and it could help you boost your pension by £10,000s.

17 October 2023

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

State pension boosting deadline extended again to April 2025 – here's what you need to know

The deadline to top up missing national insurance years between 2006 and 2016 has been extended for a second time – now to 5 April 2025 – and the price of doing so will remain frozen at current costs during this period.

12 June 2023

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 MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

26 October 2022