After her pension was underpaid for 12 years a woman has received a £42,000 settlement.
Woman gets £42000 pension windfall after being underpaid for years: Angela Jenner, 78, was only paid 86p a week since 2008 but her entitlement was a lot more. She made her claim after discovering the error by watching a television advert. After the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) admitted the error her payment was upped to £80.45 a week.
She also received a £42,700 back payment. Jenner, from near Stowmarket, Suffolk, said “What I didn’t realise was that when my husband retired in July 2008 I should have automatically received 60% of the basic state pension. This never happened, which I assume was a computer error by the Department for Work and Pensions.”
Although she was lucky enough to receive a small private pension, Jenner said many would have been affected by this. Reports say £100 million could be owed to women who have been underpaid. It would of affected those who qualified to receive state pension before April 2016. A statement from the DWP said “We are aware of a number of cases where individuals have been underpaid state pension.
We corrected our records and reimbursed those affected as soon as errors were identified. We are checking for further cases, and if any are found, awards will also be reviewed and any arrears paid.”
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