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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

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